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Build a SAAS App with Flask: Part 4


Learn about the Build a SAAS App with Flask project, this is part 4 of a 5 part series.

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Build a SAAS App with Flask has been completely re-recorded from scratch as version 2.

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The source code can be found here: https://github.com/nickjj/build-a-saas-app-with-flask

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What’s Been Added Since Part 3?

Real time tweets are streamed over a websocket server. I know part 3 ended off with better tests coming next, but that didn’t seem worthy of a dedicated post.

The good news is there’s a lot higher test coverage now and the tests have been re-worked quite a bit. The important bits of the app have very high test coverage.


Twitter stream

  • Connect to Twitter’s streaming API
  • Read in tweets as they come in


Broadcast queue

  • Broadcast the stream events through a rate limited task queue



CLI additions

  • run routes to get a list of all available routes
  • run stream to listen, broadcast or fake broadcast to the websocket server

On the Horizon

A lot of refactoring to clean up and normalize the code base. Now that we have a lot of test coverage, this is the perfect time for doing that.

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