The Flask project provides a Python wrapper for Google’s Apache Commons project that enables you to write web applications in a variety of languages.
The framework was created by Yann LeCun and has been available for a while.
It has been ported to other platforms by others, including Microsoft’s Spark.
Flask can also be used with Google Webdriver, a Chrome plugin.
As of this writing, the latest version of Flask 1.5 supports WebDriver, which means you can use it to connect to Google APIs using an external HTTP server.
A simple example: import Flask from flask import request from google.api import api, requestHandler, _ import requests import urllib3, json from flask.exceptions import Exception, BadRequest from google import webdriver, webclient from google_webdriver.server import webclient_server # Create a new instance of the server, which will run on the local machine.
# The server will automatically create a static directory for our application.
server = webdriver.
Server(__name__) # This is where we will put our application code.
server.run(requestHandler) # Run the application and return the response.
# We will then use this response to send back to the user.
requestHandler(response, url=’http://example.com/’) # Set up the webclient.
You can use any HTTP server, including Apache, # but Flask should work.
webclient = webclient._client_from_url(url=’http’+url_params[‘default’]) # Tell Flask to serve the application on port 5000.
request(request_handler) # Now, we can connect to the localhost address of the webserver.
request.set_env(__host__) server.serve_forever() # Tell the server to reload when we go away.
server._run() If you have the latest release, the default config is set up to be a server with an HTTP server on port 50000.
When you run this, the Flask application will serve up an HTTP response, but it will only be rendered to a page that is served to your browser.
Using an external web server¶ If you use an external server, you can now use the Flask project to use your application in a different language.
To do this, you’ll need to add a new project in the Google Developer Console.
In the left sidebar, click Add New Project, and then select the Google Developers Console project.
Type Flask in the title bar and then choose Flask as the project type.
Choose the project name and click Next.
In Step 2, select the HTTP server as the source of your application, and specify the HTTP port.
The next step is to create the application’s configuration file.
You’ll need a working directory on your computer and a project name.
In the next screen, select Create New Project and then click Next to create a new folder.
In this case, the project will have a name called Flask and the name of the project file will be the name I just created.
In our case, it would be called app.py .
If you don’t have a working folder, you may need to create one.
If you create a directory, the next step will tell you what to put in the folder.
To add a project file, select File > New > Folder, and in the Add New Folder dialog box, select a folder that is a valid Python path.
In my case, I added a folder called app , but it can be any folder you want.
The directory should look like this: $ cd app/app.py # The file should look something like this.
# This file tells the server what files to serve on the page when you go away from the page.
request = requests.get(‘http://someurl/’).read() # If it’s a string, that means we have to provide a value for the __name__ attribute # otherwise, it’s just an empty string.
# If the path is a URL, that indicates a URL that doesn’t exist.
# For example: # If __name __not in request: # This would tell the server that there isn’t a request # at http://some url/ # If there is, it means that we have an error in the response # The rest of the code looks the same.
Note that if you want to set the request_handler to # set a default handler for the HTTP response (for example, in a web client), # you’ll have to write your own code in that case.
The request handler will # automatically create the static directory.
# You can also use the webdriver’s standard library to handle requests # and responses.
Here is an example of the response to an HTTP request that # returned an error: # The HTTP