Development mode

Developing an application in Taipy often requires changing the configuration multiple times. Data from a previous run are incompatible with the configuration changes. They should then be deleted to try the new configuration version.

In development mode, Taipy automatically deletes old entities attached to a previous development version before running the application. This ensures a fresh start for the application. When running an application in development mode, a development version is created.

In the following, we consider a basic Taipy Core application main.py:

main.py
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import taipy as tp
from taipy import Config


def example_algorithm(entry: str):
    # does nothing!
    return entry


input_cfg = Config.configure_data_node("input", default_data="a_string")
output_cfg = Config.configure_data_node("output")
task_cfg = Config.configure_task("example_algorithm", example_algorithm, input_cfg, output_cfg)
scenario_cfg = Config.configure_scenario("my_scenario", [task_cfg])

if __name__ == "__main__":
    tp.Core().run()
    tp.create_scenario(scenario_cfg)
    print(f"Number of scenarios: {len(tp.get_scenarios())}")

By default, a Taipy Core application runs in development mode. You can also explicitly define the development mode by running your Taipy application with --development or -dev option on the CLI.

$ taipy run main.py
[2023-01-24 23:46:29,468][Taipy][INFO] Development mode: Clean all entities of version 9b01399c-67e4-41a4-83d3-121f7210d4e7
[2023-01-24 23:46:29,615][Taipy][INFO] job JOB_example_algorithm_9d75018a-1803-4358-8530-e62641e00ed8 is completed.
Number of scenarios: 1

$ taipy manage-versions --list
Version number                         Mode                   Creation date
9b01399c-67e4-41a4-83d3-121f7210d4e7   Development (latest)   2023-01-23 23:46:29

In the example above, the taipy run main.py command runs the application in development mode. The command taipy manage-versions --list lists all versions of your current Taipy Core application (see the Manage versions on Taipy CLI page for more details).

The output on the console indicates that all entities of the development version 9b01399c-67e4-41a4-83d3-121f7210d4e7 are deleted before running the application.

Taipy Core application in Notebook environment.

In a Notebook environment, development mode is applied by default when the run method of the Core service is called.

This means all entities of the development version are cleaned every time Core().run() is invoked in a code cell.