Flask is a small and powerful web development framework for Python.
It is called a micro-framework as it aims to keep the core simple but
extensible. Even though it’s called a micro-framework, it is no way
lacking in functionality, and allows you to develop applications very
quickly, primarily through the development of a small codebase.
This course will take you deep into the world of using Flask and its
ecosystem of extensions to create web applications. We’ll walk through
creating a simple IMDB clone from scratch. We’ll start by creating the
boilerplate code and use Virtualenv to create an isolated development
environment. You’ll then learn to work with the database using
SQLAlchemy. After that, we’ll display our data to the end user using
We’ll restructure and modularize our code using Blueprints. Our site
will be secured using the extensions Flask-Login and Flask-Principal.
After that, we’ll create a RESTful API of our app. We’ll then give admin
functionality and extend our app using various flask extensions. We’ll
incorporate Celery to make our tasks asynchronous. We’ll walk you
through performing unit test of our app, and then test our SQLAlchemy
models. We’ll also test the URLs and finally, we’ll test how much of our
code isn’t being tested. All these tests will make our app secure.
Finally, we’ll deploy our Flask app to various options that are
This course will give you an in-depth understanding of how to use
Flask and its strong extensibility for more complex web applications.
About The Author
Alexander Putilin is a professional programmer and has several years of experience in languages such as Python and C++. He has worked for a lot of years in Yandex, a Russian multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. He worked in the Search Engine department on various parts of Yandex's search engine.
When he released his Flask examples with the recommended best practices on GitHub, it became one of the most popular Flask repositories on the site. Jack has also worked as a reviewer for Flask Framework Cookbook, Packt Publishing.