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A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications

By : Dr. Philip Jones
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A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications

By: Dr. Philip Jones

Overview of this book

A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications will help you expand upon your coding knowledge and teach you how to create a complete web application. Unlike other guides that focus solely on a singular technology or process, this book shows you how to combine different technologies and processes as needed to meet industry standards. You’ll begin by learning how to set up your development environment, and use Quart and React to create the backend and frontend, respectively. This book then helps you get to grips with managing and validating accounts, structuring relational tables, and creating forms to manage data. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of web application development by creating a to-do app, which can be used as a base for your future projects. Finally, you’ll find out how to deploy and monitor your application, along with discovering advanced concepts such as managing database migrations and adding multifactor authentication. By the end of this web development book, you’ll be able to apply the lessons and industry best practices that you’ve learned to both your personal and work projects, allowing you to further develop your coding portfolio.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Part 1 Setting Up Our System
Part 2 Building a To-Do App
Part 3 Releasing a Production-Ready App

Deploying to AWS

To deploy our app, we need to build an infrastructure that runs containers and a database. The containers must be reachable from the public internet, and the database from the containers. This infrastructure is easily buildable with AWS, which we’ll use. However, in this book, we’ll use AWS services that have equivalents on other cloud providers if you wish to use a different provider.

To start, we need to create an AWS account (through this link: using an email, password, and your card details. This account will be the root or superuser account; therefore, we will create an additional identity and access management (IAM) subaccount for Terraform to use. The IAM user is created via the Add users button on the IAM Users dashboard shown in Figure 6.1:

Figure 6.1: The IAM dashboard (with the Add users button)

I will name the user terraform to indicate what it is used for. It should have programmatic access only...