[BangPypers] UI less Rest API server with flask

Anuvrat Parashar anuvrat at anuvrat.in
Mon Jun 22 11:30:25 CEST 2015

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 2:06 PM, anu sree <anusree.a04 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to develop an API server (don't need GUI).
> I am planning to use flask to develop this UI less API server.
> Question-1:
> I have seen an example here
> https://github.com/miguelgrinberg/api-pycon2015
> But above example does not use flask_restful extension.
> Here I need your help to take decision, Should I use with flask_restful
> extension ?

There are quite a few extensions for making restful apis - flask-restful,
flask-restless etc ...
While researching also consider python-eve

> what are the benefits of using flask_restful extension?
> Question-1:
> When I start or restart api server, it should fetch huge data from
> somewhere (Eg:database) and process it in separate thread (it also make
> some rest api call different services during the processing).
> I am planning to create a thread inside the api server using *gevent* to do
> this while starting the api server, is it right decision?
> This fetching and processing of data should not affect the other operation
> of the API server, that is I should able to make rest api call
> to api server while it fetching and processing the data.

For this deferred processing too you have various options namely: gevent,
celery, twisted etc ...

Sharing more information on what you are trying to accomplish would enable
people here to suggest better solutions.

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Anuvrat Parashar <http://anuvrat.in>

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