Chapter 9. Deploying Python Applications

Pushing code to production is often the last step in taking an application from development to the customer. Though this is an important activity, it often gets overlooked in the scheme of importance in a software architect's checklist.

It is a pretty common and fatal mistake to assume that, if a system works in the development environment, it will also work dutifully in production. For one thing, the configuration of a production system is often very different from that of a development environment. Many optimizations and debugging that are available and taken for granted in a developer's box, are often not available in the production setup.

Deployment to production is an art rather than an exact science. ...

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