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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


What I love about building web applications is the chance to build solutions to problems. For example, earlier in this chapter, we had the problem of wanting to run a JavaScript development server from Sanic. If you put five different developers on that problem, you might end up with five different solutions. I believe that building web applications is on some level an art form. That is to say that it is not a strict field that must be solved in only one obvious way. Rather, what is obvious can only be determined given the unique circumstances and parameters surrounding your build.

Of course, what we have built here is just the tip of the iceberg for what is possible with Sanic. The choices displayed are both some popular use cases and also some use cases that might not be so straightforward. I hope that you can take some of the ideas and patterns and put them to good use. By reading this book and internalizing the examples in this chapter, I hope that I have helped to stimulate...