How to Create a RESTful API Using the Flask Framework?

RESTful API using the Flask framework


  • How to Create a RESTful API Using the Flask Framework?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Flask RESTful API is an extension for Flask which will provide support for building REST APIs. These are lightweight abstractions that work with your current libraries and they will motivate us to provide quality outputs with minimal support.

You can create a RESTful API by following the below steps:

  1. Firstly, you should identify the resources you need for Object modeling.
  2. Then, you can create model URIs.
  3. You can now determine resource representations by:
  • Collecting resources of devices
  • Resources for single devices
  • Collecting configuration resources
  • Single configuration resources
  • Collection of configuration under a single device resource
  • Single configuration resource under a single device
  1. You can then assign HTTP methods by:
  • Browsing all the devices or configurations
  • Browsing all configuration files under a device
  • Browsing a single configuration or device
  • Browsing a single configuration under a device
  • Creating a device or configuration
  • Updating a configuration or device
  • Removing a configuration or device
  • Applying or removing a configuration from or on a device

You can use API in Flask with the following steps:

  1. Firstly, you have to set up your working environment.
  2. Then, you should create a simple view.
  3. You can now send a request to the TMDB API.
  4. Finally, you can send request-response for an endpoint as JSON.
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