We'll step away from Exploratory Data Analysis and look closely at web servers and web services. These are, to an extent, a cascade of functions. We can apply a number of functional design patterns to the problem of presenting web content. Our goal is to look at ways in which we can approach Representational State Transfer (REST). We want to build RESTful web services using functional design patterns.
We don't need to invent yet another Python web framework; there are plenty of frameworks to choose from. We'll avoid creating a large, general-purpose solution.
We don't want to select among the available frameworks, either. There are many, each with a distinct set of features and advantages.