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Building REST APIs with Flask

Create Python Web Services with MySQL

Kunal Relan

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13 September 2019
Develop RESTful web services using the Flask micro-framework and integrate them using MySQL. Use Flask to develop, deploy, and manage REST APIs with easy-to-read and understand Python code. Solve your problem from a choice of libraries. Learn to use MySQL as the web services database for your Flask API using SQLAlchemy ORM.

Building REST APIs with Flask provides a primer on Flask, RESTful services, and working with pip to set up your virtual environment. The key differences between NoSQL and SQL are covered, and you are taught how to connect MySQL and Flask using SQLAlchemy. Author Kunal Relan presents best practices for creating REST APIs and guides you in structuring your app and testing REST endpoints. He teaches you how to set up authentication and render HTML using views. You learn how to write unit tests for your REST APIs, and understand mocks, assertions, and integration testing. You will know how to document your REST APIs, deploy your Flask application on all of the major cloud platforms, and debug and monitor your Flask application.

What You'll Learn Use MySQL to create Flask REST APIs Test REST endpoints Create CRUD endpoints with Flask and MySQL Deploy Flask on all of the major cloud platforms Monitor your Flask application Who This Book Is For Python developers interested in REST API development using Flask and web developers with basic programming knowledge who want to learn how Python and REST APIs work together. Readers should be familiar with Python (command line, or at least pip) and MySQL.
By:   Kunal Relan
Imprint:   APress
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   1st ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
Weight:   338g
ISBN:   9781484250211
ISBN 10:   1484250214
Pages:   199
Publication Date:   13 September 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kunal Relan is an iOS security researcher and a full-stack developer with more than four years of experience in various fields of technology including network security, DevOps, cloud infrastructure, and application development working as a consultant with startups around the globe. He is an Alibaba Cloud MVP, and author of iOS Penetration Testing (Apress) and a variety of white papers. Kunal is a technology enthusiast and an active speaker. He regularly contributes to open source communities and writes articles for Digital Ocean and Alibaba Techshare.

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