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Tag: flask


Hopefully it’s obvious that separating configuration from application code is always a good idea. One simple and effective way I’ve found to do this in my python (think bottle, flask, etc.) apps is with a simple JSON configuration file. Choosing JSON makes sense for a few reasons: Easy to read (for humans) Easy to consume (by your application Can be version alongside application code Can be turned into a configuration REST service Here’s a short example of how to do this for a simple python application that uses MongoDB. First the configuration file.......

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Several years ago I hosted with webfaction for about a year. I was drawn to them at the time because they allowed SSH access and I could run Java applications on my account. Those were not common features available under shared hosting at the time. I didn’t end up deploying any Java applications and the PHP sites I did deploy routed through webfaction’s nginx to PHP configuration which frequently failed. That meant that many visitors to my site saw nginx errors rather than my web page. When they couldn’t resolve the issue I......

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