Monday, June 11, 2012

JMX for Python

As soon as head-less Python projects crosses certain level of complexity, you start noticing that something is missing - something with buttons, text areas and everything else to visualize data structures, state of your project... something like UI :)

In world of Java you have JMX to address most of it... but what can we use in Python? While working under Scheduler [1], I found that the easiest way to implement "Python MX" is to use werkzeug [2].

So, what do we need to get it working? First of all, we need HTML template (here, we arranged output in two columns):

Next, we need to expose URL for the template:
Now, all we left to do is - start the MX and set the Bean:
Where MX is:
And looks like:

As soon as coding is complete navigate in your browser to "localhost:5000":
And with some efforts it can turn to:

All things considered - Python MX is not a trivial hack, however not a paramount either. With great tools like Werkzeug our life is much easier.
For real-world example, please refer to Scheduler MX folder [3].

[1] Scheduler
[2] Werkzeug

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