It's much easier to manage a bunch of services when they all have the same shape: the way they're developed, the way they interact with the infrastructure they run on, and the way they interact with each other. Baseplate is reddit's specification for the common shape of our services. This library, Baseplate.py, is the Python implementation of that specification.
Baseplate.py glues together tooling for interacting with the reddit backend ecosystem and spackles over things that are missing. It integrates with Apache Thrift, Pyramid, and client libraries for many systems to transparently make your applications observable.
Baseplate applications transparently get:
And can take advantage of:
And many other things!