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/... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

It Rained Today

It rained today The weather report had predicted before But some event would unfold I had never known It rained today And suddenly I felt that cold It had memories of the past I could feel it within me once more While I was still breathing My thoughts whirled inside If I cried, I wouldn't... Continue Reading →

UIKit Rocks

When I published this site in June, it was insane. I had spent an entire day trying to rewrite the whole UI on UIKit and it didn't work. With a splitting headache and spending 12 hours in front of my laptop I finally decided, to surrender to Bootstrap. After almost losing hope with UIKit and... Continue Reading →

Time and Travel

My name is Idris Maymoon Samataar Guleed. Previously of Dikhil. Now an eternal traveller seeking the measure of man and earth! An excerpt from Idris by Anita Nair As I read this the first time, it intrigued me. How did Anita Nair manage to capture such a phenomenally simple idea? Read it again, you'll find... Continue Reading →

Homeless

My skin withers My legs grow colder And I sing for joy The night slowly darkens I sit in the pavement As I watch the road Moving cars in fast lanes Kids watching my suitcase My home is gone And when the wind blows I shudder and feel old Drunk my sorrows, no regrets Tonight... Continue Reading →

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