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Python Web Development with Sanic

By : Adam Hopkins
Book Image

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

Setting up an environment and directory

The first few steps that you take when starting any project have a monumental impact on the entirety of the project. Whether you are embarking on a multi-year project—or one that will be complete in a couple of hours—these early decisions will shape how you and others work on the project. But, even though these are important choices, do not fall into the trap of thinking that you need to find the perfect solution. There is no single "right way" to set up an environment or project directory. Remember our discussion from the previous chapter: we want to make the choices that fit the project at hand.


A good practice for Python development is to isolate its running environment from other projects. This is typically accomplished with virtual environments. In its most basic understanding, a virtual environment is a tool that allows you to install Python dependencies in isolation. This is important so that when...