For a research project at work, I wrote up a quick web service using Flask. Sure, it’s not as powerful as gRPC.io – but it doesn’t need to be. I just needed a quick and dirty RESTfull server that any app could connect to.
Two things impressed me
- the nearly flat learning curve – thanks in large part to the availability of docs
- and PyCharm‘s support for it.
Now the only thing that bothers me is my slow slide to the dark side. C++ has been my bread and butter for many years, but with Python – all the things are already there.
Want a URL downloader in C++? Find
cURL and learn how to integrate it.
Want a URL downloader in Python?
pip install requests
Python scripting is way too easy. I have got to get over my biases against it.
My next personal web project will probably be in Flask
Note to future self