Docker Flask Api

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Docker Flask Api

An easy to extend template for building a Python API using Flask and running it with only Python or using Docker.

Overview

The Docker Flask API Template is a repository that provides a template for building a Python API using Flask and running it with either Python or Docker. The template aims to be easy to extend and is suitable for both beginners and experienced developers. The repository includes detailed instructions for installation and usage.

Features

  • Easy to extend template for building a Python API
  • Supports running the API with either Python or Docker
  • Provides instructions for both Python-only and Docker usage

Installation

Before installing, ensure that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • For Python-only usage:
    • Windows/Linux/Mac machine running Python 3.6+
    • Latest versions of pip and either virtualenv or conda (Anaconda)
  • For Docker usage:
    • Windows/Linux/Mac machine with the latest version of Docker installed

Install/Run with only Python

  1. Clone the project repository.
  2. Create and activate the virtual environment:
    • Using conda: [code snippet]
    • Using virtualenv: [code snippet]
  3. Install the requirements using pip: [code snippet]
  4. Run the app locally: [code snippet]
  5. Test the API at http://0.0.0.0:5000/

Install/Run with Docker

  1. Clone the project repository.
  2. Build the Docker image: [code snippet]
  3. Run the Docker image: [code snippet]
  4. Test the API at http://localhost:5000/
  5. Stop the Docker container: [code snippet]

Summary

The Docker Flask API Template is a useful resource for developers looking to build a Python API using Flask. Whether you prefer running the API with Python or Docker, the template provides clear instructions for installation and usage. The project is easy to extend and comes with an MIT License, allowing for flexibility in use and contribution.