BattleSnake Python

by Certn



Visit for API documentation and instructions for running your AI.

This AI client uses the bottle web framework to serve requests and the gunicorn web server for running bottle on Heroku. Dependencies are listed in requirements.txt.

You will need...

Running the Snake Locally

  1. Clone repo to your development environment:

  2. Create virtualenv

python -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate
  1. Install dependencies using pip:
pip install -r requirements.txt
  1. Run local server:
python app/
  1. Test your snake by sending a curl to the running snake
curl -XPOST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "hello": "world"}' http://localhost:8080/start

Deploying to Heroku

  1. Create a new Heroku app:
heroku create [APP_NAME]
  1. Deploy code to Heroku servers:
git push heroku master
  1. Open Heroku app in browser:
heroku open

or visit

  1. View server logs with the heroku logs command:
heroku logs --tail


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