Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify: A comprehensive guide to API development for building a scalable backend for your web apps Front Cover

Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify: A comprehensive guide to API development for building a scalable backend for your web apps

  • Length: 406 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2023-06-09
  • ISBN-10: 1800563582
  • ISBN-13: 9781800563582
  • Sales Rank: #146634 (See Top 100 Books)

Learn to build faster web applications by implementing maintainable and pluggable APIs with Fastify

Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Key Features

  • Written by Fastify’s core contributors to help you adopt the Fastify mindset for API development
  • Gain an architectural overview of Fastify’s microservices development capabilities and features
  • Build complete apps in Fastify, from application design to production

Book Description

This book is a complete guide to server-side app development in Fastify, written by the core contributors of this highly performant plugin-based web framework. Throughout the book, you’ll discover how it fosters code reuse, thereby improving your time to market.

Starting with an introduction to Fastify’s fundamental concepts, this guide will lead you through the development of a real-world project while providing in-depth explanations of advanced topics to prepare you to build highly maintainable and scalable backend applications. The book offers comprehensive guidance on how to design, develop, and deploy RESTful applications, including detailed instructions for building reusable components that can be leveraged across multiple projects. The book presents guidelines for creating efficient, reliable, and easy-to-maintain real-world applications. It also offers practical advice on best practices, design patterns, and how to avoid common pitfalls encountered by developers while building backend applications.

By following these guidelines and recommendations, you’ll be able to confidently design, implement, deploy, and maintain an application written in Fastify, and develop plugins and APIs to contribute to the Fastify and open source communities.

What you will learn

  • Explore the encapsulation techniques implemented by Fastify
  • Understand how to deploy, monitor, and handle errors in a running Fastify instance
  • Organize the project structure and implement a microservices architecture
  • Explore Fastify’s core features such as code reuse, runtime speed, and much more
  • Discover best practices for implementing Fastify in real-world RESTful apps
  • Understand advanced backend development concepts such as performance monitoring and logging

Who this book is for

This book is for mid to expert-level backend web developers who have already used other backend web frameworks and are familiar with HTTP protocol and its peculiarities. Developers looking to migrate to Fastify, evaluate its suitability for their next project, avoid architecture pitfalls, and build highly responsive and maintainable API servers will also find this book useful. The book assumes knowledge of JavaScript programming, Node.js, and backend development.

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