Get started with Flask, the popular web framework that’s small, lightweight, and powerful. This video tutorial uses use short and simple examples to help beginning Python developers explore the features of Flask and some of its extensions. You’ll learn topics central to most web applications—routing, templates, web forms, and user sessions—along with a brief introduction to databases and user logins.
Miguel Grinberg walks you through each exercise systematically, commenting on the code as he produces it on his screen. Once you complete a small working application, you’ll write unit tests for it and then learn about deployment.
If you’ve taken some Python classes and are anxious to get your feet wet with web development, this video is for you. It’s a perfect prequel to Grinberg’s book, Flask Web Development.
Miguel Grinberg has over 25 years of experience as a software engineer. In his current position at Rackspace he spends most of his time contributing to open source projects in the OpenStack ecosystem. He blogs at http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com about a variety of topics including web development, robotics, and photography.
Table of contents
- Welcome and Set Up 00:07:56
- A Simple "Hello World" Application 00:10:53
- Web Forms
- Flask In Depth
- Using Flask-SQLAlchemy 00:16:49
- User Logins
Scalable Application Structure
- Scalable Application Structure 00:21:47
- Title: An Introduction to Flask
- Release date: August 2014
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491911921
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