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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

What this book covers

In Chapter 1, Setting Up Our System for Development, we’ll set up everything needed to develop the app. This includes installing Python, Node.js, Terraform, and Git, along with the associated tooling for each.

In Chapter 2, Creating a Reusable Backend with Quart, we’ll build a backend that can be used for any app, introducing elements such as authentication, protection, database connections, and email.

In Chapter 3, Building the API, we’ll build a to-do tracking RESTful CRUD API that includes member and session management.

In Chapter 4, Creating a Reusable Frontend with React, we’ll build a frontend that can be used for any app, while discussing routing, styled data entry (forms), state management, and toast feedback.

In Chapter 5, Building the Single-Page App, we’ll build a to-do tracking user interface by creating pages that allow users to register and log in to our app, as well as to change and manage their passwords.

In Chapter 6, Deploying and Monitoring Your Application, we’ll deploy the app to AWS running in Docker. Here, we will discuss how to set up a domain name, employ HTTPS, and monitor the app for errors.

In Chapter 7, Securing and Packaging the App, we’ll adopt industry best practices to secure the app and package it for the app stores, which includes adding multi-factor authentication and meeting the requirements to be a progressive web app.