Server

  1. Start with the Parsing the query string in a request recipe as a template for a Flask application. We'll be changing the view functions in that example:
        from flask import Flask, jsonify, request, abort, make_response 
        from http import HTTPStatus 
        dealer = Flask('dealer') 
  1. Import any additional modules. In this case, we'll use the uuid module to create a unique key for a shuffled deck:
        
import uuid 

We'll also use the Werkzeug BadRequest response. This allows us to provide a detailed error message. This is a little nicer than using abort(400) for an erroneous request:

        from werkzeug.exceptions import BadRequest 
  1. Define the global state. This includes the collection of decks. It also includes the random number generator. For testing ...

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