Celery, Performance and Optimization¶
Facebook APIs can take quite some time to respond. It’s very common that you will wait between 1-3 seconds for a single API call. If you need multiple calls, pages can quickly become very sluggish.
The recommended solution is to use Celery. Celery is a task queueing system which allows you to run the API requests outside of the request, response cycle.
Step 1 - Install Celery
Step 2 - Enable Tasks
# use celery for storing friends and likes FACEBOOK_CELERY_STORE = True # use celery for extending tokens FACEBOOK_CELERY_TOKEN_EXTEND = True
When writing your own Facebook functionality you will see a big speedup by using @facebook_required_lazy instead of @facebook_required