Episode #143: Tuning Python Web App Performance

Do you run a web application or web service? You probably do a couple of things to optimize the performance of your site. Make sure the database response quickly and more. But did you know a well of performance improvements live in your web servers …


CLI tool for manipulating DNS of CloudFlare hosted domains. This tool uses CloudFlare's v4 API to add, remove, list, or modify DNS records.

Getting Every Microsecond Out of uWSGI

Going further down the stack in our performance-tuning series, let's explore tuning a Python application running via uWSGI.


Automatron is a framework for creating self-healing infrastructure. Simply put, it detects system events & takes action to correct them. It's like Nagios and Ansible had a baby.

Building Self-Healing Applications with Saltstack

Self healing infrastructure is something that has always piqued my interested. The first iteration of self healing infrastructure that I came across was the Solaris Service Management Facility aka “SMF”. SMF would restart services if they crashed due to hardware errors or general errors outside of the service itself. For today's article we are going to explore another way of creating a self healing environment; going beyond restarting failed services. In today's article we are going to take a snippet of code that connects to a database service and give that application not only the ability to reconnect during database failure but also give it the ability to automatically resolve the database issues.