Running aiohttp at scale

Skyscanner Engineering
2 min readOct 18, 2017

By Pau Freixes pfreixes

Running aiohttp at scale

Skyscanner Hotels is built on top of Aiohttp and has been chosen as one of the formally supported frameworks by the company. We recently presented this talk which tackles how Aiohttp is used, what we have learned and how we are trying to generalize some implementations and patterns to be used by all micro services from scratch at Skyscanner.

The talk will cover also essential things related with Asyncio, HTTP protocol, and the AWS infrastructure. All of them are essential to understanding some of the points that are covered during this talk.

Running aiohttp at scale presentation by Paul Freixes

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About the author

I’ve been coding for almost 20 years and nowadays I’m writing software as a Senior Software Engineer for Skyscanner. I discovered Python a long time ago when there was the 2.2 release. The first thing that I loved so much about Python was the CPython library interface, it was so clean and consistent that took my heart forever.

Since then till now I have had the luck to live the improvement of the language and its community, based on changes such as the adoption of the idiomatic python, the influence of the TDD or even the hipper rationale society that reigns nowadays.

I like to be part of the open source community and to do so I’m always trying to help different projects. This last year I have had the chance to do some contributions to Aiohttp, Aioredis, Aioes and other open source projects.

Want to find out about what it’s like to work at Skyscanner or more about what I do here? Email me at pau (dot) freixes(at) skyscanner (dot) net and let’s get talking.

Pau Freixes, Skyscanner



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