Framework uses Uvicorn and serves the app in the root path i.e. /. If you need to use another ASGI-compatible server or fine-tune Uvicorn, you can easily do so.

Configure webserver

You can tune your server by adding a server_setup.py file to the root of your application, next to the main.py and ui.json files.

This file is executed before starting writer. It allows you to configure authentication, add your own routes and middlewares on FastAPI.

# server_setup.py
import typing

import writer.serve

if typing.TYPE_CHECKING:
    from fastapi import FastAPI

# Returns the FastAPI application associated with the writer server.
asgi_app: FastAPI = writer.serve.app

@asgi_app.get("/probes/healthcheck")
def hello():
    return "1"

Use server_setup.py in edit mode. If you want to use in edit mode, you can launch writer edit --enable-server-setup <app>.

Implement custom server

You can import writer.serve and use the function get_asgi_app. This returns an ASGI app created by FastAPI, which you can choose how to serve.

The following code can serve as a starting point. You can save this code as serve.py and run it with python serve.py.

import uvicorn
import writer.serve

app_path = "." # . for current working directory
mode = "run" # run or edit

asgi_app = writer.serve.get_asgi_app(app_path, mode)

uvicorn.run(asgi_app,
    host="0.0.0.0",
    port=5328,
    log_level="warning",
    ws_max_size=writer.serve.MAX_WEBSOCKET_MESSAGE_SIZE)

Note the inclusion of the imported ws_max_size setting. This is important for normal functioning of the framework when dealing with bigger files.

Fine-tuning Uvicorn allows you to set up SSL, configure proxy headers, etc, which can prove vital in complex deployments.

Use server setup hook

asgi_app = writer.serve.get_asgi_app(app_path, mode, enable_server_setup=True)

Multiple apps at once

Framework is built using relative paths, so it can be served from any path. This allows multiple apps to be simultaneously served on different paths.

The example below uses the get_asgi_app function to obtain two separate Framework apps, which are then mounted on different paths, /app1 and /app2, of a FastAPI app.

import uvicorn
import writer.serve
from fastapi import FastAPI, Response

root_asgi_app = FastAPI(lifespan=writer.serve.lifespan)
sub_asgi_app_1 = writer.serve.get_asgi_app("../app1", "run")
sub_asgi_app_2 = writer.serve.get_asgi_app("../app2", "run")

root_asgi_app.mount("/app1", sub_asgi_app_1)
root_asgi_app.mount("/app2", sub_asgi_app_2)

@root_asgi_app.get("/")
async def init():
    return Response("""
    <h1>Welcome to the App Hub</h1>
    """)

uvicorn.run(root_asgi_app,
    host="0.0.0.0",
    port=5328,
    log_level="warning",
    ws_max_size=writer.serve.MAX_WEBSOCKET_MESSAGE_SIZE)