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QueueFetcher makes dealing with SQS queues in Django easier

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QueueFetcher allows you to deal with Amazon SQS queues in an easier manner in Django.

It provides:

  • run_queue management task to start the task from cli

  • QueueFetcher class to do the heavy lifting with the pieces seperated out and testable

Getting started

Install queue-fetcher from pip

Add queue_fetcher to INSTALLED_APPLICATIONS

Add to your settings.py:

TEST_SQS = False

QUEUES = {
    'Internal Name': 'Name On Amazon'
}

Now build your tasks in your tasks package:

from queue_fetcher.tasks import QueueFetcher

class SampleQueueTask(QueueFetcher):
    queue = 'test'

    def process_sample(self, msg):
        raise NotImplementedError('This does nothing.. yet')

QueueFetcher expects messages from SQS to contain a list of events, with each event containg a message_type attribute of something like update_transaction.

This is then dispatched to a function prefixed with process_.

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