In this article, we will discuss FastAPI and Docker. Then we will use these technologies to create and deploy a data API on GCP quickly and easily.
Here is the GitHub repository for this project.
For more information on the app code and structure, check out this article.
We use pipenv for this project, but you don’t have to.
”FastAPI is a modern, fast (high-performance), web framework for building APIs with Python 3.6+ based on standard Python type hints.” — — — FastAPI Documentation
FastAPI is an API based on Pydanticand Starlette. FastAPI uses Pydantic to define a schema and validate data. Starlette isa lightweight ASGI framework/toolkit, which is ideal for building high-performance async services.
Other python microservice frameworks don’t integrate with SQLAlchemy easily. For example, It is common to use Flask with a package called Flask-SQLAlchemy. There is no FastAPI-SQLALchemly because FastAPI integrates well with vanilla SQLAlchemy! Additionally, FastAPI integrates well with many packages, including many ORMs and allows you to use most relational databases.
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