martes, 7 de abril de 2015

Review of "Rapid Flask", by Gareth Dwyer from Packt Publishing

10:31 by Rafael Flores · 0 comentarios

After having tried Python's most well-known framework (yep, that's Django), I wanted to try and see the difference between that and one of the tiniest and newest contenders in town, Flask. So, to know about it I watched "Rapid Flask" ( video from Packt which is a very good introduction to this framework. About 42 mins of video showing the use of Flask to develop a simple yet fully usable "Weather web site", that shows how simple it is to create a Web app in Python with it. Some of the Flask features covered are Jinja templates usage (the "AngularJS-like" HTML template that Flask provides), use of cookies for session-based access, and GET and POST routing. Some pointers too are given about database support, user session management and security. Personally I would have liked to have some samples about these features, to be able to implement a more complete/complex web app with Flask, something more like what can be done with Django. But this is a "Rapid" video training, which helps getting to learn Flask, so the pros outweigh the cons. 

All in all, a set of videos in clear english that can be watched in a single afternoon whilst learning how to start with Flask nicely. 4 out of 5 for me.