Chapter 18. Additional Resources

You are pretty much done with this book. Congratulations! I hope the topics that I have covered have given you a solid base to begin building your own applications with Flask. The code examples are open source and have a permissive license, so you are welcome to use as much of my code as you want to seed your projects, even if they are of a commercial nature. In this short final chapter, I want to give you a list of additional tips and resources that might be useful as you continue working with Flask.

Using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Developing Flask applications in an integrated development environment (IDE) can be very convenient, since features such as code completion and an interactive debugger can speed up the coding process considerably. Some of the IDEs that work well with Flask are listed here:


IDE from JetBrains with Community (free) and Professional (paid) editions, both compatible with Flask applications. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Visual Studio Code

Open source IDE from Microsoft. A third-party Python plug-in must be installed to have access to code completion and debugging features with Flask applications. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows.


Open source IDE based on Eclipse. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Finding Flask Extensions

The examples in this book rely on several extensions and packages, but there are many more that are also useful and were not discussed. ...

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