Better Backend DX: Fastify + ESBuild = ⚡️

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  • esbuild

    An extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier

    Will provide an alternative solution for Windows later. (ref: https://github.com/evanw/esbuild/issues/976)

  • vite-plugin-node

    Vite plugin to run your node dev server with HMR!

    Yes, there is a Vite plugin: vite-plugin-node which leverages Vite's SSR mode to bring HMR to the Node dev server and also provides adapters for Express, Koa, and Fastify.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • vite-fastify-boilerplate

    Fastify boilerplate with Vite & Vitest

    I also found a nice vite-fastify-boilerplate which uses the plugin & Vitest.

  • fastify-autoload

    Require all plugins in a directory

    Enables filesystem-based routes & plugins using @fastify/autoload

  • fastify-esbuild

    Boilerplate to create a Fastify app with better DX

    Here is the GitHub repo. You can see a basic structure with routes and plugins.

  • fastify

    Fast and low overhead web framework, for Node.js

    Why did I choose Fastify?

  • vitest

    A Vite-native test framework. It's fast!

    I also found a nice vite-fastify-boilerplate which uses the plugin & Vitest.

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