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API edition.

The fastest way to a Flask application with Serverless.

This version includes APISpec and Marshmallow for easy declaration of input and output for API functions and automatic generation of swagger. CORS is enabled and can be customized.


yarn global install serverless
sls install --url --name my-flask-app
cd my-flask-app
yarn setup
# <answer prompts>
sls deploy

Once the deploy is complete, run sls info to get the endpoint:

$ sls info
Service Information
  ANY - <-- Endpoint
  ANY -{proxy+}

Copy paste into your browser, and voila!

Local development

To develop locally, create a virtual environment and install your dependencies:

virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt

Then, run your app:

sls wsgi serve
 * Running on http://localhost:5000/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)
 * Restarting with stat
 * Debugger is active!

Navigate to localhost:5000 to see swagger UI for your API.

Client CodeGen

Want to generate a client library for your API? No problem.

  • Run make generate-client lang=$LANG

Where $LANG can be any language supported by OpenAPI-Generator.

e.g. lang=go or lang=typescript-axios.


The postsetup.js prompt will walk you through some setup questions that may be custom to your use case. This includes:

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