Book Image

Python Microservices Development – 2nd edition - Second Edition

By : Simon Fraser, Tarek Ziadé
Book Image

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)
Other Books You May Enjoy

Packaging and Running Python

When the Python programming language was first released in the early 1990s, a Python application was run by pointing the Python scripts to the interpreter. Everything related to packaging, releasing, and distributing Python projects was done manually. There was no real standard back then, and each project had a long README on how to install it with all its dependencies.

Bigger projects used system packaging tools to release their work—whether it was Debian packages, RPM packages for Red Hat Linux distributions, or MSI packages under Windows. Eventually, the Python modules from those projects all ended up in the site-packages directory of the Python installation, sometimes after a compilation phase, if they had a C extension.

The Python packaging ecosystem has evolved a lot since then. In 1998, Distutils was added to the standard library to provide essential support to create installable distributions for Python projects. Since...