Rapid Flask [Video]

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Learn
  • Gear up with the tools you need to get started with web development in Flask
  • Use familiar Python syntax that makes developing with Flask easy
  • Establish better client-server communication for your apps
  • Get better flexibility in your apps by combining Python logic with HTML view code
  • Enhance the utility of your app by establishing methods for client input
  • Easily control web APIs to combine data in useful ways
  • Integrate attractive CSS elements to make your apps look great
  • Create personalized user experiences with cookies and much more
About

With the micro framework Flask, you can take advantage of all the power and simplicity of Python, leveraging it to develop any website or web app imaginable. It makes application development fast, easy, and fun with minimal coding, just what you need. In this course, we will take a look at how to build a web app with all the essential features; after that, the possibilities are endless.

This course covers the essentials of web development in Python. It starts by showing you how to set up an interaction between client and server quickly and efficiently, before moving on to cover how to write templates to allow HTML to interact seamlessly with Python. From there, the course flows into receiving and processing input from your app’s users and grabbing data through web services. You’ll be surprised at the range of functionality you’ll find in a web app that takes only 45 minutes to develop!

The course shows you how to develop a fully functional app in Flask using simple but powerful features. You’ll learn different ways to utilize the input from your app’s users simply and securely. You’ll also discover how to integrate API calls with your app, and how to make template files so that the Python and HTML combo becomes simple and fun to work with.

This course covers all the essentials of web development; input, processing, and output. It’s really all you need to develop an engaging and interactive web app faster than ever before!

Style and Approach

This course implements a hands-on approach and takes you from nothing to a full Python web application with the help of easy-to-understand concepts and code as well as interesting examples.

Features
  • Build a web app using Flask from beginning to end – never touch PHP again!
  • Not just “hello, world”- create a fully functional web app that includes web services, HTML forms, and more
  • Your apps won’t look like they came out of the ‘90s – learn how to integrate basic styles and icons
  • Go further – Get a glimpse of how to utilize Flask’s more popular extensions
Course Length 42 minutes
ISBN 9781783554256
Date Of Publication 19 Nov 2014

Authors

Gareth Dwyer

Gareth Dwyer first heard the phrase, "behind every no-entry sign there is a door," a couple of decades ago, and he has been looking for a counterexample ever since. He hasn't found one yet. Gareth grew up with his three siblings in Grahamstown, South Africa. There wasn't much there except some highly respected schools and a small university. Gareth had heard that school was an unpleasant and largely pointless experience, so he opted to skip it and go to the university instead. The university door had a no-entry sign on the door because it only accepted people who had gone to school. Gareth ignored the sign. He studied piano for a while but soon, he wondered if there was more to life than sitting in front of a keyboard all day. So he switched from piano to computer science, and it took him a while to realize the irony. He studied philosophy too because it was here that people never told him to stop being so argumentative.

Gareth noticed the disparagement that his philosophy and computer science departments felt towards each other, and he found it strange. He soon discovered that he wasn't the first person to see that there was room for some common ground, and he went to Europe to study computational linguistics, where he found other people who liked debating the finer points of language while talking about the three hardest problems of computer science (naming things, and off-by-one errors).

In between doodling on blank paper while listening to very knowledgeable people lecture on content that was occasionally fascinating but often soporific, Gareth has gained so-called "industry" experience with companies such as Amazon Web Services in Cape Town and MWR InfoSecurity in Johannesburg. He has several years' experience in writing, and his favorite languages are English and Python.

He discovered that writing and writing a book are not fully overlapping experiences, and the former is hardly preparation for the latter. The pages that follow would not have come into existence without the combined efforts of many people.