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Tkinter GUI Programming by Example by David Love

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Connecting – Getting Our Chat Client Online

In this chapter, we will be connecting our chat application to a web service written using the flask microframework. We will learn how to write a small flask application that handles HTTP requests and updates a sqlite database in the process. We will then take advantage of the requests module to allow for easy communication between a graphical application and a web service.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Using the flask module to create a web service
  • Handling both GET and POST requests in flask
  • Using a sqlite database for persistent storage
  • Making HTTP requests using the requests module

Let's begin by having a look at flask. We'll take a tour of what it is and how it works ...

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