Exemplary real world JSON API built with Flask (Python)
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Quickstart

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First, set your app's secret key as an environment variable. For example, add the following to .bashrc or .bash_profile.

export CONDUIT_SECRET='something-really-secret'

Before running shell commands, set the FLASK_APP and FLASK_DEBUG environment variables

export FLASK_APP=/path/to/autoapp.py
export FLASK_DEBUG=1

Then run the following commands to bootstrap your environment

git clone https://github.com/gothinkster/flask-realworld-example-app.git
cd flask-realworld-example-app
pip install -r requirements/dev.txt

Run the following commands to create your app's database tables and perform the initial migration

flask db init
flask db migrate
flask db upgrade

To run the web application use:

flask run --with-threads

Deployment

In your production environment, make sure the FLASK_DEBUG environment variable is unset or is set to 0, so that ProdConfig is used, and set DATABASE_URL which is your postgresql URI for example postgresql://localhost/example (this is set by default in heroku).

Shell

To open the interactive shell, run

flask shell

By default, you will have access to the flask app and models.

Running Tests

To run all tests, run

flask test

Migrations

Whenever a database migration needs to be made. Run the following commands

flask db migrate

This will generate a new migration script. Then run

flask db upgrade

To apply the migration.

For a full migration command reference, run flask db --help.