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Python HTTP requests on steroids

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request-session is an HTTP library built on top of requests that makes your live easier by retrying whenever a request fails, logs the results or even sends metrics and traces to DataDogHQ. RequestSession also measures the time of the request.

Use RequestSession to create a client module for accessing a group of resources served on a common endpoint with default values valid for all or most of the calls you need to make. For your convenience, some defaults are already provided.


To install request-session, use pip:

pip install request-session
from request_session import RequestSession

client = RequestSession(
    max_retries=4,          # how many times to retry in case server error occurs
    raise_for_status=True,  # raise an exception if failed on every attempt

response = client.get(
    sleep_before_repeat=1,      # how many seconds to wait untill next try  
    request_category="jobs",    # what to log to stdout/stderr

Benefits of using RequestSession

  • Retry: It is possible to configure a retry in case of request failure.
  • Logs: Result of the request can also be logged to stdout.
  • Metrics: On each call you make to GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE methods, several metrics are sent to your datadog client - duration of the request, how many requests were sent, outcome of the request (a DataDog integration is needed).
  • Tracing: RequestSession can send tracing info to DataDog (an APM integration is needed).

You can find more details about RequestSession's benefits and examples in the official documentation.

How to run test

To run all tests you just need to run the command tox.

Note that tox doesn't know when you change the requirements.txt and won't automatically install new dependencies for test runs. Run pip install tox-battery to install a plugin which fixes this silliness.

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