Flask Rest Hello

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Flask Rest Hello

Start a REST API's using Flask in 30 sec. One-click deploy to Heroku Server (free) & integrated with Gitpod.

Overview

The Flask Boilerplate is a tool designed to help junior developers quickly create flask APIs. It comes with extensive documentation and is integrated with Pipenv for package management. The tool also allows for fast deployment to render.com or Heroku. It supports the use of a .env file and has SQLAlchemy integration for database abstraction. The installation process is straightforward and can be completed in just a few seconds. The code for the API should be written in the ./src/ folder, with specific files designated for different aspects of the application. The API can be easily tested and deployed using the provided commands. The Flask Boilerplate was developed as part of the 4Geeks Academy Coding Bootcamp by Alejandro Sanchez and other contributors.

Features

  • Fast and easy creation of flask APIs
  • Extensive documentation available
  • Integrated with Pipenv for package management
  • Fast deployment to render.com or Heroku
  • Support for .env file configuration
  • SQLAlchemy integration for database abstraction
  • Free and open-source
  • Developed by experienced instructors and contributors

Installation

To install the Flask Boilerplate, follow these steps:

  1. Open the template in Codespaces or Gitpod for a seamless installation experience (recommended).

    • Note: The boilerplate is made for Python 3.10, but the Python version can be changed in the Pipfile.
  2. If you choose to do a local installation, you will need to manually run the following steps:

    • Step 1: [Provide installation steps here]
  3. After installation, you can start coding by following these steps:

    • Step 2: [Provide coding instructions here]
  4. Migrate your models whenever you make changes:

    • Step 3: [Provide migration instructions here]
  5. Check your API live by running the command pipenv run start. The API will start running, and you can access it through the "ports" tab and click "open browser".

  6. Publish or deploy your website using Render.com or Heroku. Refer to the official documentation for detailed instructions.

Summary

The Flask Boilerplate is a useful tool for junior developers looking to quickly create flask APIs. It provides a seamless installation process and comes with extensive documentation for easy reference. The tool integrates with Pipenv for efficient package management, and it supports rapid deployment to render.com or Heroku. The use of a .env file and SQLAlchemy integration allows for easy configuration and database abstraction. The Flask Boilerplate was developed by experienced instructors and contributors as part of the 4Geeks Academy Coding Bootcamp. Overall, it is a valuable resource for developers starting with Flask.