Flask API Boilerplate - Simple Starter in Action

Open-Source Flask API Boilerplate that might help developers to bootstrap fast a full-stack project - with samples.

The official banner of an open-source Flask API Boilerplate crafted by AppSeed.
Flask API Boilerplate - Open-Source Seed Project

Hello! This article presents an open-source Flask API Boilerplate that any developer with basic programming knowledge might use to bootstrap fast a full-stack project with React, Vue, or any other Frontend Framework. The product implements a simple API interface that covers login, logout and register actions using JSON Web Tokens. For newcomers, Flask is a leading web framework written in Python used to code from a simple website, APIs, or complex eCommerce solutions. Thanks for reading!


Codebase Features

Simple API Starter enhanced with JWT authentication, SqlAlchemy, SQLite persistence, and deployment scripts via Docker. Β It has all the ready-to-use bare minimum essentials. Features:

  • Up-to-date dependencies: Flask 2.0.2
  • API Definition - the unified API structure implemented by this server
  • Simple, intuitive codebase - can be extended with ease.
  • Flask-RestX, Flask-jwt_extended
  • Docker, Unitary tests

The Interface provides a simple, intuitive authentication interface that manages the registration and authentication using JWT tokens.

Probably the most easier way to start and use the product locally is via Docker, a popular virtualization software.

Step #1 - Clone Sources from GH

$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/api-server-flask.git
$ cd api-server-flask 
Flask API Boilerplate - Clone Sources

Step #2 - Start the API in Docker

$ docker-compose pull  # download dependencies 
$ docker-compose build # local set up
$ docker-compose up    # start the API 
Flask API Boilerplate - Start in Docker

Once all the above commands are executed, the API should be accessible in the browser at http://localhost:5000 (the default address). To test and interact with the interface we have multiple choices: POSTMAN, curl or the embedded Swagger Dashboard exposed natively by Flask-RestX .

Flask Boilerplate API - Swagger Dashboard.

From this point, we can code our own frontend to interact and use this minimal authentication API or use other projects already compatible to communicate with this interface:


We can choose any product from the above list to compile and start in the local environment manually or via Docker. Let's pick React Soft Dashboard, a really nice Material-UI design crafted by Creative-Tim.

Step #1 - Clone Sources (Github)

$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/react-soft-ui-dashboard.git
$ cd react-soft-ui-dashboard 
React Soft Dashboard - Clone Sources

Step #2 - Start the React UI in Docker

$ docker-compose pull  # download dependencies 
$ docker-compose build # local set up
$ docker-compose up    # start the React App 
React Soft Dashboard - Start in Docker

The React UI by default, redirects the guest users to authenticate and we should see in the browser the login page.

A colorful login page provided by Flask React Soft Dashboard, an open-source full stack product crafted by AppSeed.
Flask React Soft Dashboard - Login Page
Flask React Soft Dashboard - Widgets Page
A modern widgets page provided by Flask React Soft Dashboard, an open-source full stack product crafted by AppSeed.
Flask React Soft Dashboard - Widgets Page

In a similar way, we can compile and start the rest of the samples using Docker or a classic manual build by typing yarn and yarn start in the root of each product.


Flask React Berry

Berry is a creative-free React Admin Dashboard build using the Material-UI by CodedThemes. It is meant to provide a nice User Experience with highly customizable feature-riched pages now available in a full-stack product.

Berry Dashboard is a complete game-changer React Dashboard Template with an easy and intuitive responsive design as on retina screens or laptops.

A modern widgets page provided by Flask React Berry Dashboard, an open-source full stack product crafted by AppSeed.
Flask Dashboard Berry - Charts Page

Flask React Datta Able

Datta Able is a colorful free React Admin Dashboard crafted by CodedThemes. It comes with high feature-rich pages and components with fully developer-centric code.

Datta Able React comes with error/bug-free, well structured, well-commented code and regularly with all latest updated code.

A modern widgets page provided by Flask Datta Able Dashboard, an open-source full stack product crafted by AppSeed.
Flask React Datta Able - Charts Page

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