Running wdb alongside your development server
We've been using the wonderful wdb WSGI middleware tool at work to aid in debugging our Flask app. The features it brings to the table have helped immensely with development, and it has quickly established itself as a integral part of my toolbox.
One minor issue I had with it, though, was the fact that one needs to manually start the
wdb.server.py script before launching a development server. If only I could start and stop wdb whenever Flask did. Some Google-fu introduced me to bash's signal trapping features. After some experimentation, I devised the following wrapper script.
This has been working quite reliably for us. Here's hoping it helps you!