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Python: Introduction to WSGI Applications

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Description

The Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI) specification — documented in PEP 3333 — defines a simple universal-interface between web servers and web applications. Enabling web developers to mix and match WSGI compliant servers and applications.

This lab introduces some of the primary concepts of WSGI applications.

Expand your development skills by learning the low level web application interface implemented by most modern Python web application frameworks.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lab you'll be familiar with:

  • WSGI applications
  • Middleware

Intended Audience

  • Python Developers

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with the Python runtime
  • Familiarity with the Python language syntax
  • Familiarity with callables
  • Familiarity with classes
  • Familiarity with decorators
  • (Optional)
    • Familiarity with HTTP request and response messages

Updates

April 19th, 2023 - Updated theia to enable autosave

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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.

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Lab steps

Web IDE Review
Introduction to WSGI Applications
Application Arguments
Middleware
WSGI Application
Summary