- A very useful guide for Python developers who are shifting to the new microservices-based development
- A concise, up-to-date guide to building efficient and lightweight microservices in Python using Flask, Tox, and other tools
- Learn to use Docker containers, CoreOS, and Amazon Web Services to deploy your services
We often deploy our web applications into the cloud, and our code needs to interact with many third-party services. An efficient way to build applications to do this is through microservices architecture. But, in practice, it's hard to get this right due to the complexity of all the pieces interacting with each other.
This book will teach you how to overcome these issues and craft applications that are built as small standard units, using all the proven best practices and avoiding the usual traps. It's a practical book: you'll build everything using Python 3 and its amazing tooling ecosystem. You will understand the principles of TDD and apply them.
You will use Flask, Tox, and other tools to build your services using best practices. 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. You will also familiarize yourself with Docker's role in microservices, and use Docker containers, CoreOS, and Amazon Web Services to deploy your services.
This book will take you on a journey, ending with the creation of a complete Python application based on microservices. By the end of the book, you will be well versed with the fundamentals of building, designing, testing, and deploying your Python microservices.
What you will learn
- Explore what microservices are and how to design them
- Use Python 3, Flask, Tox, and other tools to build your services using best practices
- Learn how to use a TDD approach
- Discover how to document your microservices
- Configure and package your code in the best way
- Interact with other services
- Secure, monitor, and scale your services
- Deploy your services in Docker containers, CoreOS, and Amazon Web Services
About the Author
Tarek Ziade is a Python developer, located in the countryside near Dijon, France. He works at Mozilla in the services team. He founded a French Python user group called Afpy, and he has written several books about Python in French and English. When he is not hacking on his computer or hanging out with his family, he's spending time between his two passions, running and playing the trumpet.
You can visit his personal blog (Fetchez le Python) and follow him on Twitter (@tarek_ziade). You can also take a look at one of his books on Amazon, Expert Python Programming, published by Packt.
Table of Contents
- Understanding Microservices
- Working with flask
- Test-driven development and documentation, the virtuous cycle
- Designing Forrest
- Interacting with other services
- Monitoring your services
- Securing your services
- Consuming the Microservices
- Packaging Forrest
- Dockerizing your services
- Deploying on AWS
- Thinking ahead