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Greg Linklater

02/09/2024, 10:55 AM
@Glime what is the best way to reuse task code for multiple Flyte workflows?
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Glime

02/09/2024, 10:56 AM
The best way to reuse task code for multiple Flyte workflows involves a few strategies that can be applied based on the specific requirements of your workflows and tasks. Here are some approaches: 1. ​*Modular Task Design*​: Design your tasks in a modular fashion, where each task performs a specific, well-defined operation. This makes it easier to reuse tasks across different workflows without modification. 2. ​*Task Factories*​: For tasks that are similar but require slight variations, consider using a task factory pattern. This involves creating a function that generates tasks with specific parameters. This way, you can reuse the core logic of the task while customizing it for different workflows. 3. ​*Shared Workflows and Subworkflows*​: If your tasks are part of a larger sequence that is reused across different workflows, consider encapsulating this sequence in a shared workflow or subworkflow. Flyte supports calling workflows from other workflows, allowing you to reuse a set of tasks packaged as a workflow. 4. ​*Launch Plans*​: Launch plans in Flyte allow you to execute workflows with predefined inputs and configurations. By defining launch plans for your reusable workflows, you can easily trigger them with different parameters or schedules, making it convenient to reuse workflows in different contexts. 5. ​*Custom Task Plugins*​: For complex tasks that require integration with external systems or specialized execution logic, consider developing custom task plugins. This allows you to encapsulate the integration or logic within a plugin, which can then be reused across multiple tasks and workflows. 6. ​*Utilizing Flyte's Plugin System*​: Flyte's extensible plugin system enables the creation of custom task types, providing a powerful way to extend Flyte's capabilities and reuse code. By defining custom task types that encapsulate common logic or integrations, you can easily reuse this functionality across different workflows. Remember, the key to effective task reuse is to keep your tasks as decoupled and modular as possible, ensuring they can operate independently of the specific workflows they are part of. --- This is an AI-generated response, take its recommendations with caution. Please help us improve the model accuracy by giving this response a thumbs up/thumbs down reaction. Sources https://github.com/flyteorg/blog-posts-backup/blob/main/cl8u3ms0i000o09l1839vhxqx.md/ https://github.com/flyteorg/flyte/issues/4376/ 👍 button 👎 button
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Greg Linklater

02/09/2024, 11:05 AM
@Glime what is the minimum I need to implement to write a Flyte plugin?
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Glime

02/09/2024, 11:06 AM
To write a Flyte plugin, you need to implement the following minimum requirements: 1. Plugin Definition: Define the plugin by specifying its type and the task types it can handle. This involves creating a new class that inherits from the appropriate base class in Flytekit and overriding necessary methods. 2. Task Handler: Implement a task handler that defines how your plugin processes tasks. This includes the logic for executing the task and handling its inputs and outputs. 3. Lazy Module Loading: Ensure that your plugin uses lazy module loading to avoid unnecessary dependencies. This means structuring your plugin in a way that it can be imported with only Flytekit dependencies, without immediately requiring all its dependencies. This approach is crucial for maintaining the plugin's lightweight and modular nature. 4. Integration with Flytekit: Your plugin should integrate seamlessly with Flytekit, Flyte's Python SDK. This involves using Flytekit's decorators and classes to define tasks and workflows that utilize your plugin. 5. Testing and Documentation: Although not strictly part of the plugin's code, thorough testing and documentation are essential for ensuring that your plugin works correctly and can be easily used by others. This includes unit tests, integration tests, and clear, concise documentation on how to use the plugin. 6. Compliance with Flyte's Plugin System: Ensure that your plugin complies with Flyte's plugin system architecture. This includes adhering to the conventions and patterns established by Flyte for plugin development, such as the use of specific APIs and integration points. By following these minimum requirements, you can create a Flyte plugin that extends Flyte's capabilities and integrates smoothly with its ecosystem.
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