What you’ll learn
Connect web or mobile applications to databases and servers via REST APIs
Create secure and reliable REST APIs which include authentication, logging, caching, and more
Understand the different layers of a web server and how web applications interact with each other
Handle seamless user authentication with advanced features like token refresh
Handle log-outs and prevent abuse in your REST APIs with JWT blacklisting
Develop professional-grade REST APIs with expert instruction
Are you tired of boring, outdated, incomplete, or incorrect tutorials? I say no more to copy-pasting code that you don’t understand.
Welcome to the bestselling REST API course on Udemy! I’m Jose. I’m a software engineer, here to help you truly understand and develop your skills in web and REST API development with Python and Flask.
Production-ready REST APIs with Flask
This course will guide you in creating simple, intermediate, and advanced REST APIs including authentication, deployments, databases, and much more.
We’ll start with a Python refresher that will take you from the very basics to some of the most advanced features of Python—that’s all the Python you need to complete the course.
Using Flask and popular extensions Flask-RESTful, Flask-JWT, and Flask-SQLAlchemy we will dive right into developing complete, solid, production-ready REST APIs.
We will also look into essential technologies Git, Heroku, and nginx.
You’ll be able to…
Create resource-based, production-ready REST APIs using Python, Flask, and popular Flask extensions;
Handle secure user registration and authentication with Flask.
Using SQLAlchemy and Flask-SQLAlchemy to easily and efficiently store resources to a database; and
Understand the complex intricacies of deployments and the performance of Flask REST APIs.
But what is a REST API anyway?
A REST API is an application that accepts data from clients and returns data back. For example, a REST API could accept text data from the client, such as a username and password, and return whether that is a valid user in the database.
When developing REST APIs, our clients are usually web apps or mobile apps. That’s in contrast to when we make websites, where the clients are usually the users themselves.
Together we’ll develop a REST API that not only allows clients to authenticate but also to store and retrieve any data you want from a database. Learning this will help you develop any REST API that you need for your own projects!
I pride myself on providing excellent support and feedback to every single student. I am always available to guide you and answer your questions.
I’ll see you on the inside. Take your first step towards REST API mastery!
Who this course is for:
- Students wanting to extend the capabilities of mobile and web applications by using server-side technologies
- Software developers looking to expand their skill-set by learning to develop professional grade REST APIs
- Those looking to learn Python while specifically catering to web services
- A Full Python Refresher
- Your first REST API
- Flask-RESTful for more efficient development
- Storing resources in a SQL database
- Simplifying storage with Flask-SQLAlchemy
- Git—version control
- Deploying Flask apps to Heroku
- Deploying Flask apps to our own server
- Security in your REST APIs