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general purpose library for in application use

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Date: 2013-09-05 09:51
tags:cloud, library, general

Middleware for in application use

Ever wish you didn’t have to develop some general purpose libraries and or middleware which you simply tote around between applications making simple tweaks when appropriate or blindly copying and pasting as needed? If so, then this is a library you can sink your code into.


I built this because I use the same code over and over again and I’m tired of copying the same bits between projects. So now, if I have something that’s general purpose enough I’m going to put it in library which I’ll use throughout my applications as I develop them.


  • Argument parsing for CLI applications
  • HTTP requests
  • Universal logging
  • Outbound email messaging
  • Linux package installation
  • Configuration file parsing
  • Shell commands
  • Various utilities


Pull requests are always welcome.

Building the Docs

Clone the repo, navigate to the docs directory and execute the following.

sphinx-build -b html -d _build/doctrees   . _build/html

Once complete the docs will be in the docs/_build/html directory.


To run tests, go to the root directory of the cloudlib module and execute the command tox. this will automatically run all tests for Python 2.6 - 2.7

Doc tests are also used in this library. To run doc tests, go to the docs directory in this root of this module and execute make doctest.

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