Flask Part 3: API Decorators and Helpers

This is the third of three posts about building a JSON API with Flask. Make sure you start with part 1 and part 2. In the first post, we used a custom base SQLAlchemy class to serialize and deserializ…

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Flask Part 2: Building a RESTful API

This is the second of three posts about building a JSON API with Flask. Part 1 arrived yesterday and part 3 is arriving tomorrow. In the previous post we learned how to serialize SQLAlchemy models to/…

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Flask Part 1: SQLAlchemy Models to JSON

This is the first of three posts about building JSON APIs with Flask. Part 2 and part 3 arrive tomorrow and the day after. I've seen a lot of questions on StackOverflow about how to turn SQLAlchemy mo…

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Keeping Your Pip Requirements Fresh

You've probably seen that requirements.txt file in the root of your favorite Python repo listing high-level dependencies. flask==0.9 sqlalchemy==0.9.10 alembic==0.8.4 Fixing dependencies to a specific…

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Pirates use Flask, the Navy uses Django

Update: Tony Narlock created an amazingly comprehensive comparison of Django vs Flask. If you're testing out a new idea or getting a product going, you have to choose a web stack to build it on. For P…

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