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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


The aim of this book is to show you how to develop a web application using industry best practices and place it in a running production environment. We’ll do this by creating a working to-do app. This app is live at, and all the code for it is available under the MIT license at

The development blueprint presented in this book is based on one I’ve used to successfully build apps before, including for my own start-up a few years ago. The technology used here has been chosen because of its popularity in the industry, with Python, NodeJS, and Terraform being popular tools for full-stack development, and AWS being a popular cloud infrastructure provider.

I started writing this book as the guide I wish I’d had when I started my full-stack engineering career. I’ve tried to answer as many of the questions that I had when I started and introduce much of the vocabulary I was missing. Over the past year, I’ve been refining and using this blueprint to help guide and develop junior engineers in their first industrial jobs. I hope it helps you to build great apps too!