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Discussion on: Microservice in Python using FastAPI

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Demian Brecht

This is a great, great post that touches many things. FastAPI has been on my back burner for quite some time to try out so thanks for sharing!

A question about async database queries though: Last time I looked, depending on where your database is (same network boundary as your app), you can actually incur a performance penalty by using the event loop. Do you know if that's still the case? I'm imagining a lot of work has gone into that since I last looked so maybe it's not as noticeable. That said, you'd still be freeing up the worker with the async call, so depending on your application needs, taking that performance hit may still be best.

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Paurakh Sharma Humagain Author

I am glad that you liked it.
I am not so sure about it either.