Professional Python Web Development Using Flask
This course will teach you, assuming no prior coding knowledge, how to develop back end web applications the way professional coders do in the top internet startups. How do I know this? Because I've been leading tech teams in both large enterprise as well as startup companies in New York City for the past 15 years.

I have seen a lot of courses and free tutorials and I can tell you 90% of them just teach bad habits while promising to turn you into a real “web developer". But let me tell you a reality: There's no such thing as a web developer these days. You're either a back end web applications developer, a front end application developer or the so-called (and rare) full stack web developer which includes the other two. However there are so many technologies to master in both the backend and frontend areas that full-stacks (or “web developers") are a rarity in professional environments -- You're either a back end or a front end web developer.

This course doesn't promise to turn you into a professional back end developer after you complete it...but it will give you a good foundation from where to start and continue your training, knowing the right path to become a real professional backend web applications developer using Python. My goal is to make a second course, which would introduce more advanced back end concepts and then start the front end courses (basic and advanced) soon after that.

The course goes through a step by step process of developing web applications, teaching you the Python basics for web development, introducing Flask and using Cloud9 as your development environment. It then moves to explore SQL databases, using MySQL and finally showing you how to develop a blogging application using all these learnings.

Best of all, you don't need to install anything as we will use a revolutionary online web development environment that essentially gives you your own Linux web server with database capabilities! All you need to have is a browser and internet connection and it's completely free to you.

At the end of the course students will be challenged with a final project where all the course material will need to be used to complete it. Students that finish the final project will be eligible for special future promotions.

Finally, you will learn how to run your application using Docker Containers, one of the hottest new technologies that allow developers to write their applications and deploy easily to a number of cloud hosting platforms and scale them indefinitely.

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Professional RESTful API Design using Python Flask

This course will teach you how to build a professional API platform using pure Flask, without any supplemental libraries, so that students can learn the fundamentals of RESTful API design.

In today’s world, dominated by gorgeous JavaScript user interfaces and mobile applications, the ability to build a scalable and well architected API is key to be able to supplement those applicationsand ensure that clients and servers communicate with the proper interfaces.

The course covers the basic concepts of the RESTful API pattern and then goes into detail and step by step building an API platform that will cover the six constraints of the architecture. Students will learn the industry-standard and will follow best practices for API architectures.

At the end of the course students will be able to design, architect and build their own RESTful API platforms, and with the deep understanding of the laws governing APIs, can go ahead and try out the API libraries available for Python and Flask, knowing the fundamentals and the advantages of using them.

If you already know the basics of Flask and you are interested in how to design, architect and build an API platform, this is the course for you.

The course is divided in 2 sections:

  • Introduction which covers all the concepts necessary to understand what is a RESTful API and its six constraints
  • A step by step explanation building a Pet Store API that will include an authentication layer, a Store endpoint and a Pet endpoint as well as search functionalities

Join this course and continue your path to becoming a professional backend web developer!

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Essential Docker for Python Flask Development

This course will teach you the essential knowledge required to integrate Docker in your everyday development flow. Docker is an easy way for developers to recreate a production-level server cluster locally in their desktop or laptop using very few resources.

A lot of companies and startups are moving to Docker, because it speeds up the development process and reduces the amount of debugging that occurs when they create software against different versions of their operating system and libraries.

The course covers the basic concepts and goes through the setup of different use cases, specifically Flask-related, from a simple web application to MySQL and MongoDB multi-server setups.

At the end of the course students will be able to write solid Dockerfiles and Docker Compose configuration files that will allow them to write software against reliable environments and without the need to install packages like Python, MySQL or MongoDB. Just install the simple Docker client for Windows or Mac and you’re set to go!

If you already know the basics of Flask and you are interested in how to setup Docker containers for their development, this is the course for you.

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