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Requests based HTTP/REST API client with flexible cache support

Project description

Portale is minimalistic requests based HTTP/REST API client.

Advantage over other libraries: Allows different cache timeout policy for each API

Simple example

from portale import PrefixedURLSession

session = PrefixedURLSession('https://httpbin.org/')

get_thing = session.GETRequest('anything?thing={0}', cache_ttl=10)
thing = get_thing('snake')

get_thing_by_name = session.GETRequest('anything?thing={name}', cache_ttl=10)
thing = get_thing_by_name(name='snake')

long_request = session.GETJSONRequest('delay/{n}', cache_ttl=20)
result1 = long_request(n=2)
result2 = long_request(n=2)  # cached response

Cache

cache_ttl if not specified in Request initialization, session’s cache_ttl is used as default cache_ttl for all the APIs using same session.

from portale import PrefixedURLSession

session = PrefixedURLSession('https://httpbin.org/', cache_ttl=10)
get_thing = session.GETRequest('anything?thing={0}')
long_request = session.GETJSONRequest('delay/{n}')

Busting cache

long_request.cache.bust(n=n)

Access cache metrics

print(long_request.cache.metrics)

Tests

nosetests -xv tests.py

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