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Cloud Native Python

By : Manish Sethi
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Cloud Native Python

By: Manish Sethi

Overview of this book

Businesses today are evolving so rapidly that having their own infrastructure to support their expansion is not feasible. As a result, they have been resorting to the elasticity of the cloud to provide a platform to build and deploy their highly scalable applications. This book will be the one stop for you to learn all about building cloud-native architectures in Python. It will begin by introducing you to cloud-native architecture and will help break it down for you. Then you’ll learn how to build microservices in Python using REST APIs in an event driven approach and you will build the web layer. Next, you’ll learn about Interacting data services and building Web views with React, after which we will take a detailed look at application security and performance. Then, you’ll also learn how to Dockerize your services. And finally, you’ll learn how to deploy the application on the AWS and Azure platforms. We will end the book by discussing some concepts and techniques around troubleshooting problems that might occur with your applications after you’ve deployed them. This book will teach you how to craft applications that are built as small standard units, using all the proven best practices and avoiding the usual traps. It's a practical book: we're going to build everything using Python 3 and its amazing tooling ecosystem. The book will take you on a journey, the destination of which, is the creation of a complete Python application based on microservices over the cloud platform
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Creating UIs to Scale with Flux

Setting up a Jenkins job

Now we are ready to set up our first Jenkins job. As discussed earlier, each job is created to perform certain specific tasks, which could be individual or could be in a pipeline.

According to Andrew Phillips, ideally, a pipeline breaks down the software delivery process into stages. Each stage is aimed at verifying the quality of the new features from a different angle to validate the new functionality, and to prevent errors from affecting your users. If any error is encountered, a feedback is returned in the form of reports, and it is ensured that the required quality of the software is achieved.

In order to initiate job creation, on the Jenkins home page, click on either New item on the left-hand side, or click on the create new jobs link in the right-hand side pane:

Once you click on it, it will open a wizard which will ask for your project/job name...