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Python Microservices Development – 2nd edition - Second Edition

By : Simon Fraser, Tarek Ziadé
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Python Microservices Development – 2nd edition - Second Edition

By: Simon Fraser, Tarek Ziadé

Overview of this book

The small scope and self-contained nature of microservices make them faster, cleaner, and more scalable than code-heavy monolithic applications. However, building microservices architecture that is efficient as well as lightweight into your applications can be challenging due to the complexity of all the interacting pieces. Python Microservices Development, Second Edition will teach you how to overcome these issues and craft applications that are built as small standard units using proven best practices and avoiding common pitfalls. Through hands-on examples, this book will help you to build efficient microservices using Quart, SQLAlchemy, and other modern Python tools In this updated edition, you will learn how to secure connections between services and how to script Nginx using Lua to build web application firewall features such as rate limiting. Python Microservices Development, Second Edition describes how to use containers and AWS to deploy your services. By the end of the book, you’ll have created a complete Python application based on microservices.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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In this chapter, we have covered the different kinds of tests that can be written for your projects. Functional tests are those that you will write more often, with WebTest being a great tool to use for such a purpose. To run the tests, pytest combined with Tox will make your life easier.

We also covered some tips on writing good documentation and ensuring that the tests are run in an automated way. Last, but not least, if you host your project on GitHub, you can set up a whole CI system for free, thanks to GitHub Actions. From there, numerous free services can be hooked to complement the tools available, like Coveralls. You can also automatically build and publish your documentation on ReadTheDocs.

If you want to look at how everything fits together, the microservice project published on GitHub uses GitHub Actions, ReadTheDocs, and to do so:

Now that we've covered how a Quart project...