The GIL is not a total ban on thread parallelism. But you can't say it's good now just because it's the one we have now - it's good now if it's the one we still manage to have in five years. Then it checks again next second and still in progress. It seems to me like you got personally offended, interpreted my comment in the most uncharitable way, and chose to lash out at me instead, and I'm not sure why. There's always a huge line at Five Guys and people rave about it but whenever I eat there I feel like I need a straw for my fries because they're just drowning in grease. Passing data back and forth is hard, and you can petty much forget about shared data structures. What happens when you want to retry jobs with exponential back off, or rate limit a task, or track completed / failed jobs? I think these mindless clichés make language really ugly and dysfunctional, and even worse they are thought-stoppers, because they make the reader/listener feel like something smart is being said, because they recognize the "in-group" lingo. The only thing I have to do is sudo setcap cap_net_bind=+ep on the vm binary inside the distribution because linux is weird and, as they say, "it just works". you can in theory download s3 files using async botocore, but in practice it is hard to use because of strict botocore version dependencies). > Btw: I wonder if we can stack several of these clichés. Your solution depends on your throughout requirements, the size of your team and their engineering capabilities, what existing solutions you have in place. Most people in a hurry opt to stand in line with a cashier, which has a line that moves much faster. > and honestly the proxy issues were not real. Right now, we do hypercorn multiproc -> per-proc quart/asyncio/aiohttp IP-pinned event loop -> Apache arrow in-app cache -> on-gpu rapids.ai cache. But, whenever picking a tech, you should understand the use case. Go's is simple: a release is a tag in a VCS repository. Hi, author here! Go tried to ignore modules entirely, using the incredibly idiosyncratic GOPATH approach, got (I think) four major competing implementations within half as long, finally started converging, then Google blew a huge amount of political capital countermanding the community's decision. If user wanted their files deleted that caused all sorts of calls to AWS to actually delete the files, which could take a while. These are normally what you would use "farms" for. Pleasantly surprised I saw this on HN, thanks for posting feross! Can you provide some context for this statement? It's important to note that the @cli.command() decorator will provide access to the application context along with the associated config variables from project/server/config.py when the command is executed. To make matters worse, Go pulls the latest dev version so good luck trying to build a stable binary of some complex package. I can't say that about Python. I think based on McDonald history of optimization they feel like they can solve that supply side issue more easily than the demand side one they were contending with. It wasn't the lambdas, it was the combination of "cloud-native", which is a very salesmany term, and "leverage", which is my pet hate word. I haven't found that to be the case typically -- you could always serialize some information into the task to check for things like this. I wish there was a paragraph up the top that made two points: It’s worth scoping out what your site will need to do up front to some extent. WSGI is purely an interface between a webserver and python. Another example is listening to an Amazon SQS queue for files being uploaded to an S3 bucket. What is Github’s downtime for cloning in the last year, and how does it compare to Pypi? To nuance your comment, you can still get some form of parallelism, "just not" thread parallelism in Python. Source: I like hamburgers + I geek out over stuff like this. Usually I see job queues in the wild used for async/send-and-forget workloads, Personally I would rather chain multiple synchronous service calls if I needed a synchronous workflow. Redis :- Redis is an open-source in-memory(a DBMS that uses main memory to put it bluntly) data store which can function both as a message broker, a database and cache. As for Go's "set of problems with parallelism", they're pretty much just that sharing memory is hard to do correctly without giving up performance. Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. We record data in the User table and separately call API of email service provider. This is also why McDonald's introduced table service, which is only in restaurants that have a layout where it's impossible to hide how many people are waiting. Which is to say not nearly as useful. Flask has been multithreaded for many years. One day it'll fail everyone. Name any single Go feature aimed at helping parallel computing. couple decades? Celery uses the message broker (Redis, RabbitMQ) for storing the tasks, then the workers read off the message broker and execute the stored tasks. Quite often you don't (I've built dozens of websites without needing Celery), 2. Moreover, one could just look at the shelf of already prepared burgers and buy one of them. With Python? And even the most recent one is only about a year into wide adoption, so I wouldn't count on this being over. Redis - An in-memory database that persists on disk. It's a significant obstacle, but not a complete stop. Kafka - Distributed, fault tolerant, high throughput pub-sub messaging system. https://nickjanetakis.com/blog/4-use-cases-for-when-to-use-c... http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596102258.do. Not to mention the case where the mailserver is down or denies service, which will also happen at some point even if you have HA mailserver: be it with AWS emails, mailjet and whatnot. Distributed task queue. Really though, I think a lot of people use celery for offloading things like email sending and API calls which, IMHO, isn’t really worth the complexity (especially as SMTP is basically a queue anyway). Having the front end wait for a background task to complete broadly defeats the purpose. You don't really _need_ concurrency when you have a machine that can timeshare amongst processes. The personal association you made between "discussing anything even slightly personal" and "criticism needs to be extremely subtled" makes it sound that your problem isn't language or Orwellian discourse but the way you subconsciously link discussing personal matters with harshly criticising those you speak with for no good reason. I get that people like it and I'm certainly not going to discourage anyone from doing what they enjoy, but I also feel like social media has turned certain fast food chains into memes where you can't merely just be satisfied with something, you either need to looooovveeeee iiiitttt or demand it be "canceled". I vividly recall getting blank stares from employees when asked "how much longer until my order is complete?". It's exactly as useful as "use", only much more pretentious. Then we could show the user that their files were being deleted within a couple dozen milliseconds instead of having to wait for all the AWS calls to complete. Is there a way to do that for Go? Celery tasks need to make network calls. You should let the queue handle any processes that could block or slow down the user-facing code. Shoot the gzip over (actually I upload to s3 and redownload), unzip, and the entire environment, the dependencies, the vm, literally everything comes over. It only encourages a giant mess, which is precisely what software development has been lately. If it’s polling for status from the backend doesn’t that defeat the purpose of having a worker to begin with? Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. What are your options? There are several built-in result backends to choose from: SQLAlchemy/Django ORM, Memcached, RabbitMQ/QPid (rpc), and Redis – or you can define your own. That would be useful if you needed a web request to wait for a long running task to finish before sending a response back. If you send a mail after signing up a user for them to verify their email, you don't have to wait until the mail is "really" sent before letting them know that their signup has been processed. For sure I'm not expecting you to change your article. If not, no worries. Why do we need Flask, Celery, and Redis? If your application processed the image and sent a confirmation email directly in the request handler, then the end user would have to wait for them both to finish. Also, using an external queue and workers considerably increases the operational complexity of the system. Work queues introduce a magnitude or more of complexity to an http application. (3) it got introduced too late. Everything has its pros and cons. /plug. On its own, yes. If I am starting a fresh project with python and need concurrency, yes "async" is a better choice, but if you already have some code base then moving to async is a fair amount of work. Connecting to the Celery and Redis server: Now that we’ve created the setup for the Celery and Redis we need to instantiate the Redis object and create the connection to the Redis server. redis vs rabbit with django celery if you're planning on putting a django celery app into heavy production use, your message queue matters. The end user can do other things on the client-side and your application is free to respond to requests from other users. It's not just about the time the operation takes, it's about reliability. Erlang does the same, with a different kind of organization. As a name for a package manager, "cargo" certainly. Pretty much the definition of "in python". I find it more helpful to start with a problem, and discuss the various tools that address it, in different ways. i am using redis as a broker for celery executor. Go's packaging is wayyyy better than Python's. "Oh but python multithreading sucks" do you know when it does not suck? Queues seem great, until they’re not, and then you enter a much more complicated world. We might end up living in biohazard like cities from now one :). Many franchisees were complaining at the time about how doing so would reduce throughput, as it expanded greatly the list of possible items a customer could order and necessitated pulling people away to staff tasks that were only required for breakfast, like cooking eggs. I've done (and continue to do) a decent amount of Python. It felt something.. now it's all dull and clinic. I'm not sure why it has to be a process that requires a human at all, just to be a cashier. If your personal conversations boil down to appease your own personal need to criticise others then I'm sorry to break it to you but your problem isn't language. For example, I used this for sending webhook callbacks in response to certain web requests. Yeah, until github is unreachable and the entire Go universe grinds to an immediate halt because nothing will build. They're just completely different models. Well someone tell McDonald's some people are not going there anymore. It's kind of an HN taboo to discuss this. The old way was almost better in that it introduced a natural bottleneck so while it took longer to place your order, once you did, the queue in front of you was shorter. Add the dependencies to the requirements file: Turn back to the event handler on the client-side: Once the response comes back from the original AJAX request, we then continue to call getStatus() with the task id every second. For example, sending a mail can take a while because mailservers have queues and whatnot. go has support for a proxy system, tooling is still immature though. They just passed the products from hand to hand, not being able to track who or what was wrong until the last guy received all the shit because he's the one to show the result to the managers :). I still use and greatly prefer gevent to this day. I handled that kind of situation with the aforementioned webhook callbacks instead. You can only identify the end of the churn for either retroactively. Python async is powerful, but: and on top of it go is performant enough that 90% of the time you don't need them to begin with. I would agree, generally a task queue makes sense for jobs which are not needed to. However, there are many cases in which you do not need any of those. User registers and we need to send a welcome email. Finally, we can use a Redis Queue worker, to process tasks at the top of the queue. While it takes seconds in real world, a client polling request would take milliseconds to complete, so it can still serve hundreds of clients in a given second. Return an HTTP 500 to the user rolling back the transaction ? If you're worrying about tweaking Celery for performance, then I suspect your uses may be a bit more complex than uwsgi's mules are designed for though. It’s overkill. I suspect they are using a single server. (Taking us back to celery, redis, etc, which we don't want due to extra data movement..) Maybe we can get immutable arrow buffs shared across python proc threads.. More off-topic (or, rather, on-topic), I find lambdas great for things like a static website that needs a few functions. Try, then report what you find. For webapps, you can easily combine it with a multi-process WSGI server (like gunicorn or similar). Join our mailing list to be notified about updates and new releases. Instead, you'll want to pass these tasks off to a task queue and let a separate worker process deal with it, so you can immediately send a response back to the client. Python feels like an uphill battle by comparison. In Go, we could just fork a few goroutines and be on our way. Volume of this or that is not really an issue: with the exception of chips, these days they hardly prepare anything at all before it’s been ordered, so it doesn’t really matter whether they make a burger or a muffin. If you don't need all that, then it's not a problem in Python either. Oh and lastly .. the kiosk are fugly. these problems don't exist anymore since godep and now go modules which is builtin to standard go tooling. That seems like a good problem cause before they had issues with demand. Yeah, but just in terms of redeploy without a downtime, secureness if new version won’t start properly, and redundancy when one server is down because of an OS error while you were asleep. It has nothing to do with Python, there a plenty of async web python framework. > I've found it's a taboo to discuss anything even slightly personal. Sorry for the Mcdonalds analogy, it's just that it's really near our office and I got that insight while ordering McNuggets! Excellent craftmanship of a helpful blog. Would love to see more detail as well because I'm a bit skeptical. Want to follow along? Pretending that celery/redis is useless and would be solved if everyone just used Java ignores the fact that celery and redis are widely popular and drive many successful applications and use cases. Open your browser to http://localhost:5004. We've been experimenting with nice compromises for using pydata on-the-fly compute with caching. To set up, first add a new directory to the "project" directory called "dashboard". But not happy w event loop due to pandas/rapids blocking if heavy datasets by concurrent users. Or does this set up only work for tasks that don’t need to have the backend notified about the result so the front end can just poll for the result via the application? For the second you will need to roll your own interface with the monitoring system anyway, so it's much easier to roll your own queues and get control of everything. Last updated None of those languages are more difficult to program in, but yes, they are hard to learn. Note: Both the Celery Broker URL is the same as the Redis URL (I’m using Redis as my messge Broker) the environment variable “REDIS_URL” is used for this. But anyway, how is your application supposed to respond after any of those failures? I also had some mules which were triggered by web requests. While GOPATH was certainly idiosyncratic, it generally just worked for me. Queues can be useful tool to scale applications or integrate complex systems. I agree. And since Python is about two orders of magnitude slower than Go (and Python also makes it much harder to optimize straight-line execution because it lacks semantics for expressing memory layout), you tend to need parallelism more often than you would in a fast language. Scale: can send up to a million messages per second. Let us look at the key differences between RabbitMQ vs Redis as below: 1. I personally don't find it to be a very convincing argument. I wonder how many other people have celery just for email. Go is absolutely best-in-class if you have typical Python values. Envrionment redis: 2.10.6 celery: 4.0.2 gevent: 1.0.2/1.2.1 problem I'm using celery for run massive task, with CELERY_RESULT_BACKEND was enabled. With asyncio, your whole app falls over if you accidentally call a library function that makes a sync API call under the covers. I may be wrong but here’s one fun example from this comment section that I wanted to “respond” to and demand some clarification on. When it comes down to IO, programming language hardly matters. At any rate, there's little moral difference between downloading a tarball (or a wheel, or... whatever), vs. pulling a tag from a git repo. I can't build lego from source due to a failed dependency. what all changes i have to do to point my celery backend to redis-sentinel? Then, what's it going to be ? I try to use simpler language whenever possible, I agree that people think that using longer words makes them sound smart but is just worse for communication. Check out Asynchronous Tasks with Flask and Celery for more. Celery VS RQ. In this course, you'll learn how to set up a development environment with Docker in order to build and deploy a microservice powered by Python and Flask. I've never used that, so can't comment on whether or not the caching and messaging works together with that. The GIL is essentially like running an app on a single core, which works just fine for many use cases. Also consider if the machine running that process just disappears and that process dies. Perhaps your web application requires users to submit a thumbnail (which will probably need to be re-sized) and confirm their email when they register. I'm slowly deprecating a python system at work and replacing it with elixir. 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