Skip to main content

Simple framework for applications in python

Project description

pysimpleapp

https://img.shields.io/pypi/v/pysimpleapp.svg https://img.shields.io/travis/MagpieEmbedded/pysimpleapp.svg Documentation Status

Simple framework for applications in python

Aims

This package is intended to provide the basic components for applications in Python. It provides a white box implementation of multi threaded applications.

pysimpleapp welcomes additional base classes and implementations of application methodologies.

There is often more than one way to do something and pysimpleapp tries to support that by providing building blocks rather than solutions.

It is intended to be GUI framework agnostic, although some common frameworks have been included for demonstration and ease of use.

There should also be a relatively thorough set of tutorials alongside the main code. This will teach how to use the software and explain why the software is this way.

Installation

pysimpleapp is hosted on PyPi so can be installed with:

Simple Examples

Below are some simple examples which have been prepared.

To understand how they work and how to build more complex applications, please visit the tutorials section of the documentation.

Threads

Open a python session with pysimpleapp installed.

Import libraries and classes:

from pysimpleapp.message import Message
from pysimpleapp.threads.examples import ExampleSingleRunThread, ExampleMultiRunThread
from queue import Queue
from threading import Thread

Threads take a name as the first argument, owner name as the second argument and an input and output queue for communication. Their use will be demonstrated shortly but you can confirm that they inherit from the threading.Thread class.

Let’s create the input and output queues and an instance of the ExampleSingleRunThread class:

in_queue = Queue()
out_queue = Queue()
single_run = ExampleSingleRunThread('Name', 'Owner', in_queue, out_queue)
isinstance(single_run, Thread) # returns True

Now, send the singe_run thread a start command. Threads in pysimpleapp often have some built in commands, but it is very easy to override these and add your own later.

It is also essential to define how you want a thread to behave through it’s main function. The ExampleSingleRunThread has been defined to print that it has run.

Put a start message in the input queue:

# Note the order of owner and name because we are sending from the owner
in_queue.put(Message('Owner', 'Name', 'THREAD_START', None))

This should print:

Running single run thread...

demonstrating that the thread has run!

You will also notice that if you send another start command, nothing happens. Single Run Threads execute once and then stop.

Next, make an instance of ExampleMultiRunThread:

multi_run = ExampleMultiRunThread('Name2', 'Owner', in_queue, out_queue)

Multi Run Threads will run until they are told to end. Test that functionality by providing several messages:

in_queue.put(Message('Owner', 'Name2', 'THREAD_START', None))
in_queue.put(Message('Owner', 'Name2', 'THREAD_START', None))
in_queue.put(Message('Owner', 'Name2', 'THREAD_START', None))

You will see that the thread has been counting how many times you asked it to run!

End the thread with another built in command:

in_queue.put(Message('Owner', 'Name2', 'THREAD_END', None))

After this, the thread has stopped and will no longer respond to messages.

This has been a very short introduction to some example threds but there is much more to come! Continue learning with the tutorials and soon you will be making your own threads for specific requirements.

Features

  • TODO

  • Attempt to implement best practices

  • Documentation and tutorials

Credits

This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.

History

0.1.0 (2019-07-06)

  • First release on PyPI.

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

pysimpleapp-0.1.3.tar.gz (22.9 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

pysimpleapp-0.1.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl (11.6 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py2 py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page