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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

Gaining insight from logging and tracing

When it comes to logging, I think that most Python developers fall into three main categories:

  • People that always use print statements
  • People that have extremely strong opinions and absurdly complex logging setups
  • People that know they should not use print but do not have the time or energy to understand Python's logging module

If you fall into the second category, you might as well skip this section. There is nothing in it for you except if you want to criticize my solutions and tell me there is a better way.

If you fall into the first category, then you really need to learn to change your habits. Don't get me wrong, print is fantastic. However, it does not have a place in professional-grade web applications because it does not provide the flexibility that the logging module offers. "Wait a minute!" I hear the first-category people shouting already. "If I deploy my application with containers...