I am new to Django and I have a question regarding to use of an API. The API I wanto to use, connects to a Webserver and give me responses when I call some functions, like so:
api = API('name','password')
api.get_total_value() #This returns me a number
So, I want to connect to this API once and leave it connected, so everytime if, for example, I click a button on my view, this button click returns me api.get_total_value().
I thought about using Singleton and I use something similar to this:
_instance = None
if self._instance is None:
self._instance = API('name', 'password')
But I don’t know if this is the best solution, first because I don’t know if Django will leave the instance really connected, and then because when I try to access get_total_value() from the Singleton class, obviously, the method does not exists on Singleton and do not allows me access it.
Any tip how to keep the API connected when I have my page open?