web development, one drop at a time
~ What is Flask?
Flask is a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug
and Jinja2. It's intended for getting started very quickly
and was developed with best intentions in mind.
~ Is it ready?
It's still not 1.0 but it's shaping up nicely and is
already widely used. Consider the API to slightly
improve over time but we don't plan on breaking it.
~ What do I need?
Jinja 2.4 and Werkzeug 0.7 or later.
`pip` or `easy_install` will install them for you if you do
`pip install Flask`. I encourage you to use a virtualenv.
Check the docs for complete installation and usage
~ Where are the docs?
Go to http://flask.pocoo.org/docs/ for a prebuilt version
of the current documentation. Otherwise build them yourself
from the sphinx sources in the docs folder.
~ Where are the tests?
Good that you're asking. The tests are in the
flask/testsuite package. To run the tests use the
$ python run-tests.py
If it's not enough output for you, you can use the
$ python run-tests.py --verbose
If you just want one particular testcase to run you can
provide it on the command line:
$ python run-tests.py test_to_run
~ Where can I get help?
Either use the #pocoo IRC channel on irc.freenode.net or
ask on the mailinglist: http://flask.pocoo.org/mailinglist/
See http://flask.pocoo.org/community/ for more resources.