REST APIs with Flask and Python

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17 hours course
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What will you learn?
Connect web or mobile applications to databases and servers via REST APIs
Create secure and reliable REST APIs which include authentication, logging, caching, and more
Understand the different layers of a web server and how web applications interact with each other
Handle seamless user authentication with advanced features like token refresh
Handle log-outs and prevent abuse in your REST APIs with JWT blacklisting
Develop professional-grade REST APIs with expert instruction
About the course

Are you tired of boring, outdated, incomplete, or incorrect tutorials? I say no more to copy-pasting code that you don’t understand.

Welcome to one of the best resources online on creating REST APIs. I'm Jose, and I'm a software engineer; here to help you truly understand and develop your skills in web and REST API development with Python, using Flask.

Production-ready REST APIs with Flask

This course will guide you in creating simple, intermediate, and advanced REST APIs including authentication, deployments, caching, and much more.

We'll start with a Python refresher that will take you from the very basics to some of the most advanced features of Python—that's all the Python you need to complete the course.

Using Flask and popular extensions Flask-RESTful, Flask-JWT, and Flask-SQLAlchemy we will dive right into developing complete, solid, production-ready REST APIs.

We will also look into essential technologies Git, Heroku, and nginx.

You'll be able to

  • Create resource-based, production-ready REST APIs using Python, Flask, and popular Flask extensions;
  • Handle secure user registration and authentication with Flask.
  • Using SQLAlchemy and Flask-SQLAlchemy to easily and efficiently store resources to a database; and
  • Understand the complex intricacies of deployments and the performance of Flask REST APIs.

But what is a REST API anyway? Put simply, a REST API is an application that accepts data from clients and returns data back. With the data, it can do many things. For example, a REST API we build in this course accepts text data from the client, processes it and stores it in a database, and then returns some data back so the client can show something to the user.

When working with REST APIs, the client is usually a web app or mobile app. That's in contrast to web apps, where the client is usually the user themselves.

I pride myself on providing excellent support and feedback to every single student. I am always available to guide you and answer your questions.

I'll see you on the inside. Let's take another step toward REST API mastery!

Complete all the pesky set-up and get ready for the course!
How to take this course
This course is structured in a specific way to make it as easy as possible for you to get exactly what you want out of it. This lecture looks at maximising your time's value by making the course as efficient as possible for you.
Before we get started: a self-assessment
A short set of questions for you to evaluate your Python knowledge, and determine where to start the course.
Python on Windows
Installing Python is very simple! Follow these steps and you'll be up and running in no time.
Python on Mac
Installing Python is very simple! Follow these steps and you'll be up and running in no time.
A Full Python Refresher
Rediscover Python in this complete section
Introduction to this section
This is a short introductory video to this section. I'm really excited to guide you through this Python refresher course!
Access the code for this section here
This lecture has a link to all the Python code we'll write in this section.Use it to check your code as you write it, or to refresh your memory!
Variables in Python
Let's look at variables in Python. Variables are just names for values, which we can reuse and reset. Python is a dynamic typed language, which means variables don't need be constrained to a specific type.
Solution to coding exercise: Variables
The solution to the "Variables" Python coding exercise.
Methods in Python
In this video, let's look at methods in Python by creating some examples. Creating methods is simple, you just need the one keyword: def.
  • Some prior programming experience in any programming language will help. The course includes a full Python refresher course.
  • All software used in the course is provided, and completely free
  • Complete beginners may wish to take a beginner Python course first, and then transition to this course afterwards
Jose Salvatierra
Jose Salvatierra
Founder of Teclado and Software Engineer
Teclado by Jose Salvatierra
Teclado by Jose Salvatierra
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