What is Fastity?

Overview of Fast and low overhead web framework for Node.js
17 October 2017   3231

An efficient server implies a lower cost of the infrastructure, a better responsiveness under load and happy users. How can you efficiently handle the resources of your server, knowing that you are serving the highest number of requests as possible, without sacrificing security validations and handy development?

Fastify is a web framework highly focused on speed and low overhead. It is inspired from Hapi and Express and as far as we know, it is one of the fastest web frameworks in town. Use Fastify can increase your throughput up to 100%.

Features

  • 100% asynchronous: all the core is implemented with asynchronous code, in this way not even a millisecond is wasted.
  • Highly performant: as far as we know, Fastify is one of the fastest web frameworks in town, depending on the code complexity we can serve up to 20000 request per second.
  • Extendible: Fastify is fully extensible via its hooks, plugins and decorators.
  • Schema based: even if it is not mandatory we recommend to use JSON Schema to validate your routes and serialize your outputs, internally Fastify compiles the schema in a highly performant function.
  • Logging: logs are extremely important but are costly; we chose the best logger to almost remove this cost, Pino!
  • Developer friendly: the framework is built to be very expressive and help the developer in his daily use, without sacrificing performance and security.

Benchmarks

Developers provided benchmarks table for different frameworks, including Fastity.

Frameworks Benchmark
Frameworks Benchmark

Benchmark was held on: Intel Xeon E5-2686 v4 @ 2.30GHz (4 cores, 8 threads), 16GiB RAM (Amazon EC2 m4.xlarge)

Benchmark method: autocannon -c 100 -d 10 -p 10 localhost:3000 * 2, taking the second average.

Learn more at official website and GitHub.

Frontend News Digest 24 - 30.08

New and experimental CSS Firefox tools, Node.js' new current version update, deep dive to its internals and many other interest things awaits you
29 August 2019   440

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new Frontend news digest.

In this digest, you will learn how to release custom react component, hook or an effect as an npm Package, learn about the powers of HTML5 storage that allos you to create shopping card and about new experimental CSS tools in Firefox. Also, Node.js v12.9.1 is out.

Guides

  • Creating A Shopping Cart With HTML5 Web Storage

This guide will teach you how to use the HTML Web Storage powers to create a shopping card step-by-step

  • How to Release a Custom React Component, Hook or Effect as an npm Package

Author believes he find a way how to release hook, custom component of React of an Effect as an npm Package in a more easier way than always

Article

  • Faster Image Loading With Embedded Image Previews 

EIP technology described in this post allows us to load preview images during lazy loading using progressive JPEGs, Ajax and HTTP range requests with no additional data transered.

  • Node v12.9.1 (Current)

Small release fixes 2 regressions in the http module

Video

  • New & Experimental CSS Tools in Firefox
     

UX designer at Mozilla Firefox Developer Tools team talks about cool new and even experimental CSS Tools in popular browser

  • A Journey into Node.js Internals

Tamar Twena-Stern spoke about the internals of the one of the most popular JavaScript's runtime environments

Updates

  • monolith

Solution allows to sale any web page into as a single HTML file with enbedded CSS, image, and JavaScript assets all at  a single HTML5 doc

  • radialMenu

Easy to set up (according to the developers) and customizable JS menu

  • Data Table Component

Includes a lot of features, and, according to the developers, is simple, sortable and flexible

  • React Webcam

A component to work with webcams for React