Flask Rest Api Boilerplate

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Flask Rest Api Boilerplate

tiny Flask REST API boilerplate

Overview

The Tiny Flask REST API boilerplate is a lightweight framework that provides a starting point for building RESTful APIs using Flask. It offers a set of features and an easy installation process, making it suitable for developers looking for a quick and efficient way to build Flask-based APIs.

Features

  • Minimalistic: The boilerplate is designed to be lightweight and efficient, providing only the essential features needed to build a REST API.
  • Easy setup: The installation process is straightforward, with the option to use Docker for faster deployment or run the necessary scripts manually.
  • Environment variable configuration: The boilerplate allows the use of environment variables for configuring the API. Simply create a config.env file and write variables in the format VARIABLE_NAME="value", which can then be loaded into the necessary configuration file.

Installation

To run the Tiny Flask REST API boilerplate, follow these steps:

  1. For a fast deployment using Docker, build the application by running docker-compose build. Alternatively, you can run the run-docker.sh script.
  2. For standard execution, run the run-env.sh script. Alternatively, you can install the required dependencies by running pip install -r requirements.txt and then execute the run.py script.
    • Note: If you prefer not to use virtualenv, installing the requirements globally may be necessary.

Summary

The Tiny Flask REST API boilerplate is a lightweight framework that provides an easy starting point for building RESTful APIs with Flask. It offers essential features, such as minimalistic design, easy setup, and support for environment variable configuration. The installation process is simple and can be done with or without Docker, making it suitable for developers of varying preferences and requirements.