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HTTP/2 Server Push for your Flask apps.

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HTTP/2 Server Push for your Flask apps.


pip install flask-firehose



Direct initialization:

app = Flask(__name__)

With application factories:

firehose = Firehose()

def create_app():
    app = Flask(__name__)
    return app

Pushing resources

Let the HTML template writer decide what to push:

{% extends 'base.html' %}
{% block body %}
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ push('/static/css/main.css', as='style', rel='preload') }}">
    This is some document.
{% endblock %}

Let the backend developer decide what to push:

from flask_firehose import push

def render_someroute():
    push('/static/css/main.css', as='style', rel='preload')
    return render_template('some_template')

Tracking pushed resources

Ideally, resources already pushed during a session shouldn’t be pushed again. So, Flask-Firehose includes a simple utility class to track pushed resources using session variable ‘h2-pushed’. Additionally, Flask-Firehose can also work with external code to track pushed resources in case the provided implementation is unsuitable.

class Custom_connector():

    def get_pushed(self):
        """Returns a set of items that have been already pushed to client.

            Set of items that are pushed.

        # your code here

    def set_pushed(self, inset):
        """Update client state after pushing more items at the end of request.

        inset : set
            A set of URLs of pushed items.
        # your code here

Using custom connector with Firehose

firehose = Firehose(connector=Custom_connector())

Configure NGINX

location = /myapp {
    proxy_pass http://upstream;
    http2_push_preload on;

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To initialize a development environment in ./venv:

make devenv

To run unit tests:

make test

To run integration testing with NGINX with docker:

make dockertest

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