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Distributed Transactions Helper

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Tale Distributed Transactions

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What?

Tale is a small library to help write a "distributed transaction like" object across a number of services. It's loosely based on the saga pattern. A good intro is available on the couchbase blog: https://blog.couchbase.com/saga-pattern-implement-business-transactions-using-microservices-part/

Installation

pipenv install talepy

Example Usage

An example use case of this would be some holiday booking software broken down into a few services.

Assuming we have the following services: Flight booking API, Hotel booking API, and a Customer API.

We'd write the following steps:

from talepy.steps import Step

class DebitCustomerBalance(Step):

    def __init__(self):
        self.payment_client= {}

    def execute(self, state):
        state['payment_id'] = self.payment_client.bill(state.customer_id, state.payment_amount)
        return state
        
    def compensate(self, state):
        self.payment_client.refund(state['payment_id'])
       

and so on for any of the steps needed. Then in whatever is handling the user's request a distributed transaction can be built:

from talepy import run_transaction

run_transaction(
    steps=[
        DebitCustomerBalance(), 
        BookFlight(), 
        BookHotel(), 
        EmailCustomerDetailsOfBooking()
    ],
    starting_state={}
)

If any step along the way fails then the compensate method on each step is called in reverse order until everything is undone.

Testing / Development

TODO

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