//TODO: professional stuff of software engineer 1001010
flask & pycharm

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

  1. the nearly flat learning curve – thanks in large part to the availability of docs
  2. 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

  • https://mattcarrier.com/flask-dreamhost-setup/
  • https://github.com/kennethreitz/requests


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