flask_hackernews is a minimalistic hackernews clone.
Built so that beginners who want a hackernews-like application can quickly get to work.
Greatly inspired by the awesome flask megatutorial, one of the best ressources to learn more about flask.
flaskas a web framework.
flask-sqlalchemyas an ORM.
SQLiteas a database.
herokufor a simple deployment.
- Other less known libraries listed in
- user authentication
- upvoting on comments and posts
- user profiles
- post ranking algorithms based on the 'official' one
- comment replies, threading and more!
Set up Instructions
Follow these instructions if you wish to run this project locally
- clone this repo
$ git clone https://github.com/duarteocarmo/flask_hackernews
- create a virtual environment with the latest python version
- install requirements
(venv) $ pip install -r requirements.txt
- create a
.envfile in the home directory with the following structure
FLASK_APP=flasknews.py SECRET_KEY = "yoursecretkey" MAIL_ADMIN_ADDRESS = <admin_email_adress> MAIL_SERVER = <admin_mail_server> MAIL_PORT = <admin_mail_port> MAIL_USE_TLS = 1 MAIL_USERNAME = <admin_email_adress> MAIL_PASSWORD = <admin_email_password>
- initiate your database
(venv) $ flask db init (venv) $ flask db upgrade
(venv) $ flask run
http://localhost:5000to check it out.
Follow these instructions to deploy your to the
This project was built by duarteocarmo. If you have any questions, contact me!