My latest book "Backend Developer in 30 Days" is out! You can get it at Amazon
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New book: "Backend Developer in 30 Days"

"Backend Developer in 30 Days" is now available on Amazon and bpbonline.com!!

In this book, I tried to capture what I would have loved to know a decade ago when I was a junior developer: A holistic view of the most critical areas of back-end development, from defining and building APIs to continuously releasing an application.

The book cover. It displays the title and a cute porcupine.

I wrote this book in the middle of a pandemic and a master's degree; so I'm delighted to release this book after all that effort.

A big thank you to BPB for their patience, trust, and support while I wrote this book.

The following is the book description:

This book connects ideas on API design, data modeling, practical testing, application security, and system design, among other critical areas of backend development.

Build stronger support system to power your enterprise applications

Key Features

  • Figure out the most important elements of backend and application development.
  • Know how to construct large-scale, distributed applications using industry best practices and software architecture principles.
  • Provides a career map for becoming a successful backend developer, including advice on skills and tools.

Description

In today's world, becoming an experienced backend developer is a difficult job that requires a lot of work. There are an excessive number of stacks and technologies to master, and new ones often gain popularity. Nonetheless, they share the same fundamental concepts: data storage, security, performance, testing, etc.

This book aims to teach and train you to become a successful backend developer with a solid skill set in developing and implementing the real engine of a successful enterprise application.

Implementation topics like setting up a web server, designing and developing APIs, creating and running automated tests, and working with various types of databases are all addressed in detail.

The book prepares developers to maintain the safety and security of their applications through the use of procedures that avoid application and data breaches. While you learn about every part of backend development, the book teaches you how to deal with errors and find and fix problems.

By the end of the book, you will have a firm grasp on the fundamental principles that underpin backend programming, including application architectures, design patterns, essential development activities, and help for debugging.

What you will learn

  • Gain knowledge to build the momentum of a solid backend developer and choose areas to investigate in depth.
  • Learn to integrate backend development as the top tech businesses do.
  • Comprehend the distinction between SQL and NoSQL, containers, APIs, and web servers.
  • Design large-scale systems step-by-step.
  • Grow from junior backend developer to senior developer, including the required skills and responsibilities.

Who this book is for

This book would greatly benefit readers who are new to backend operations for web and mobile apps, such as junior software developers, web developers, application developers, and frontend and backend coders. Basic programming skills will help you practice this book's learnings.

Table of Contents

  1. Building Multi-User Apps
  2. The Client-Server Architecture
  3. Designing APIs
  4. End-to-end Data Management
  5. Automating Application Testing
  6. Securing Applications
  7. Handling Errors
  8. Adopting Frameworks
  9. Deploying Applications
  10. Creating High-performance Apps
  11. Designing a System
  12. Bootstrap Your Career Path

If you have any feedback about the book, don't hesitate to send me an email to pedro.f.marquez.soto@gmail.com

Note: If you're buying from Mexico, it's easier to order the book from BP online (the link is below), as they don't charge for delivery.