Flask

Professional Web API with Flask

ADVANCED

#Flask

Author: Anastasiia Tsurkan

Course description

This meticulously crafted course takes you from the foundational principles of APIs and REST, through the complexities of database relationships and schema management, to the intricacies of endpoint creation, authentication, and deployment. With a hands-on approach, you'll master Flask, SQLAlchemy, Flask-Smorest, and JWT authentication, culminating in a fully functional, secure, and deployable web API. Whether you're a beginner eager to dive into the world of web development or a seasoned programmer looking to refine your skills, this course offers a comprehensive, engaging, and practical learning experience, setting you up for professional success.

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Introduction to the Course

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Dive into the world of web APIs with Flask, starting with the basics. You'll learn what APIs and REST APIs are, how to set up your project, configure your environment, and establish a GitHub SSH connection. This foundational knowledge will set you up for success.

Database and Models

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Explore the core of database handling with SQLAlchemy. You'll learn to create robust models and understand many-to-one, one-to-one, and many-to-many relationships. This section empowers you with the skills to structure complex databases for real-world applications.

Flask-Smorest and Schemas

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Unveil the power of Flask-Smorest and Marshmallow for managing web APIs and data serialization. You'll delve into JSON, schema handling, and the intricacies of data representation and validation, paving the way for advanced API development.

Endpoints with Blueprints and MethodView

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Master the art of creating and managing endpoints with Flask's Blueprints and MethodView. From setting up your first endpoints to exploring Flask-Migration and SQLite Studio, and utilizing tools like Postman and Insomnia, you'll craft scalable and maintainable web architectures.

Authentication with JWT

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Secure your web APIs with JWT authentication. Learn to set up Flask-JWT-Extended, handle user registration, login, and logout processes, and implement permissions and security measures. By the end of this section, you'll be adept at protecting and testing your endpoints.

Deployment

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Prepare your Flask project for deployment. This final leap covers the essentials: creating a requirements.txt, code formatting with Black and Flake8, and documenting your project with a README.md. You'll also master Git for version control and branch merging, readying you for a seamless project launch.