Using Celery with Flask

In this post, I will talk about using Celery with Flask. I’m going to assume that you have completed this tutorial on Celery. Basic Flask app structure Assume that we have written a nicely working Flask app which now needs to do some backend processing. Here’s our basic Flask app structure: +–myapp_dir/ +–app/ +–static/ +–templates/ +–utils/ +–views/…More

Storing Results in Celery is a Bad Idea

For months I had sleepless nights over Celery backend system crashes. I was using RabbitMQ initially and then switched to Redis and it didn’t change anything. The Problem My app would generate hundreds of data every hour after processing and RabbitMQ would run out of file descriptors to handle it and crash. With Redis, the…More

Using Fabric With Flask

I recently came across Fabric, a library that can be used for deployment or system administration tasks. To check out the most basic usage refer this tutorial. I’m going to assume that now you have a basic understanding of Fabric. You run fabric using the fab command on the terminal. This is efficient if you are using the terminal…More

Heroku Environment Settings with Flask

I have to write this post now lest I forget what I have to say. I have been developing a website for a dear friend Patrick Joseph. While I am almost done with the most bits of the puzzle, I have two really cool things to share about Heroku. SparkPost plugin (I will be covering this in…More