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Python Web Development with Sanic

By : Adam Hopkins
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Python Web Development with Sanic

By: Adam Hopkins

Overview of this book

Today’s developers need something more powerful and customizable when it comes to web app development. They require effective tools to build something unique to meet their specific needs, and not simply glue a bunch of things together built by others. This is where Sanic comes into the picture. Built to be unopinionated and scalable, Sanic is a next-generation Python framework and server tuned for high performance. This Sanic guide starts by helping you understand Sanic’s purpose, significance, and use cases. You’ll learn how to spot different issues when building web applications, and how to choose, create, and adapt the right solution to meet your requirements. As you progress, you’ll understand how to use listeners, middleware, and background tasks to customize your application. The book will also take you through real-world examples, so you will walk away with practical knowledge and not just code snippets. By the end of this web development book, you’ll have gained the knowledge you need to design, build, and deploy high-performance, scalable, and maintainable web applications with the Sanic framework.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1:Getting Started with Sanic
Part 2:Hands-On Sanic
Part 3:Putting It All together

Deployment examples

Earlier, when discussing the various choices for deployment strategies, two options rose above the others: PaaS and Kubernetes. When deploying Sanic into production, I would almost always recommend one of these solutions. There is no hard and fast rule here, but I generally think of Kubernetes as being the go-to solution for platforms that will be running multiple services, have the need for more controlled deployment configurations, and have more resources and a team of developers. On the other hand, a PaaS is more appropriate for single developer projects or projects that do not have resources to devote to maintaining a richer deployment pipeline. We will now explore what it takes to get Sanic running in these two environments.


As we stated before, Heroku is a well-known industry leader in deploying applications via PaaS. This is for good reason as it has been in business providing these services since 2007 and has played a critical role in popularizing...