Web development, one drop at a time
What is Flask?
Flask is a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug and Jinja2. It's intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
Is it ready?
It's still not 1.0 but it's shaping up nicely and is already widely used. Consider the API to slightly improve over time but we don't plan on breaking it.
What do I need?
Jinja 2.4 and Werkzeug 0.7 or later.
easy_install will install them for you if you do
pip install Flask. I encourage you to use a virtualenv.
Check the docs for complete installation and usage
Where are the docs?
Go to http://flask.pocoo.org/docs/ for a prebuilt version of the current documentation. Otherwise build them yourself from the sphinx sources in the docs folder.
Where are the tests?
Good that you're asking. The tests are in the
flask/testsuite package. To run the tests use the
$ python run-tests.py
If it's not enough output for you, you can use the
$ python run-tests.py --verbose
If you just want one particular testcase to run you can provide it on the command line:
$ python run-tests.py test_to_run
Where can I get help?
Either use the #pocoo IRC channel on irc.freenode.net or ask on the mailinglist: http://flask.pocoo.org/mailinglist/
See http://flask.pocoo.org/community/ for more resources.