Code Challenge 15 - Create a Simple Flask App - Review

PyBites, Sat 22 April 2017, Challenges

codechallenges, Flask, learning, meal history, reading planner, task manager

It's end of the week again so we review the code challenge of this week: Create a Simple Flask App. It's never late to join, just fork us and start coding.

Our solution and learning

This was one of the best challenges so far. We have 3 cool apps to show today.


This has to have been one of the most satisfying projects of my life. Why? Because, for the first time I successfully coded up an application with a front end, a back end and persistent storage!

julian's meal tracker

The code for this project is here.


I scratched my own itch building a reading planner using Flask-SQLAlchemy and copied the PureCSS from my previous app:

bob's reading planner

This was a great exercise using SQLAlchemy and made me more confident to rewrite My Reading List (PHP) using an ORM, be it Flask or Django.

The code for this project is here.

I think this was one of the best challenges so far and I am happy to see that our code challenges trigger people to really practice and learn, building awesome stuff. Which brings us on:


We had a really nice PR from clamytoe (Martin) who built a "no frills task manager that's really intuitive and simple to use." - under the covers it uses Flask-SQLAlchemy and some very nice styling using Bootstrap. Here is us using his nice app:

martin's task manager

The code for this project is here.

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