Course Outline


Flask and Flask-RESTful Framework

  • Templating, routing, forms, and authentication
  • Constructs for code scaling
  • Database management

The Fundamentals of APIs and Their Functionality

  • Scalar types
  • Web Architecture Patterns: the composite pattern, proxy pattern, and facade pattern

REST Overview

  • Get option
  • Pull option
  • Post option
  • Delete option

Preparing the Development Environment

  • Installing Postman
  • Installing Python
  • Installing and configuring Flask
  • Installing Flask-RESTful
  • Setting up a URL route

REST APIs with Flask-RESTful

  • Designing and testing an API
  • Creating resources
  • Creating and storing items
  • Refractoring code
  • Implementing HTTP verbs
  • Using reqparse
  • Removing duplication


  • Setting up SQLAlchemy
  • Creating models
  • Testing with Postman
  • Defining keys
  • Implementing models using SQLAlchemy
  • Automating with SQLAlchemy

Security with REST APIs

  • Setting up DNS records
  • Creating an SSL certificate
  • Adding and using JWT to further security

Cloud Deployment

  • Connecting to a version control system
  • Adding a key pair
  • Creating a server instance
  • Implementing deployment scripts

Summary and Conclusion


  • An understanding of Flask
  • Python programming experience


  • Backend Developers
  14 Hours


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