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Working with Flask and React for the past month or so has been very enjoyable for me. Both are pretty user-friendly and have easy-to-read syntax. Figuring out the DELETE request however, was a bit of a challenge for me. But once I took a step back and looked at each part individually, everything became clear to me. So, I will do my best to show my thought process

Starting with the Flask API, creating a route that accepts DELETE requests is pretty simple. Define a route, and in the methods argument that is given by Python, pass in ‘DELETE’. I…


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Recently I’ve been learning Flask. I have also been messing with POST requests while working on an application I’ve been putting my time into recently. The relationship between Python, Flask, and SQL makes “data manipulation” very easy. While I did struggle at first, I do like to make myself suffer and not use resources until I can no longer figure things out and move ahead.

So, this blog post will help beginners and newbies with making those POST requests to the Flask API from their React application. …


Building out a React front end that calls onto a Flask API is very concise and easy, but very powerful. You have access to a very powerful back end in Flask that works very well with databases and storing information.

Flask is a microframework for Python, it is very easy to get started with and easy set up for a simple CRUD application. Flask is very simple to set up and create a small application with, but it is also easily scalable if you want to grow your application. …


Flask is a micro web framework for creating APIs in Python. It’s very simple, but very powerful which is designed to get an application started quick and easy. Flask is very powerful, becuase it has the ability to scale up to complex applications.

Just because it is a micro web framework does not mean that the entire application has to fit into a single file, nor Flask is lacking in any aspects of functionality. Micro simply means Flask aims to keep the core simple but extensible, says the Flask documentation.

Installing Flask is very easy, I recommend using pip to…


If you are a programmer wanting to learn Python, I suggest you start IMMEDIATELY. If you look at syntax for Python, it looks very user friendly and easy to work with, because IT IS. You are basically telling the computer what to do in broken English.

Creating a small terminal application can take no time if you understand the basics of Python. I’m gonna show you how you can create a multiple choice quiz app in your terminal.

I like to have my code broken up to where one file does one thing, but for the sake of this blog…


What makes React so powerful is its’ composition model and most newer developers lean towards inheritance. While inheritance is not bad, using import is more useful and less restricting. Compostion of behavior makes your file structure and files easier to read and code becomes more simple and flexible.

React supports the passing of arbitrary children into other components by nesting the JSX, meaning that components that don’t know their children beforehand. The children prop is the best case use for these components.

The children prop allows children elements to be passed into the containment component. You can also specialize the…


When looking for an app or website to make it can be difficult to think of something to build, then when looking to start an app there are a bunch of languages with a bunch of frameworks on top of a bunch of plugins and dependencies, which can get overwhelming very quickly. So luckily for new developers, some smarter developers have created simple ways to start an app!

When looking to start a React app there are a couple of ways you can start, you can start from scratch and mess around with plugins and optimizing webpack, but in my…


What is a Hook and why would I use it? The React docs define a Hook as a special function that lets you “hook into” React features. Hooks are completely optional and don’t replace any React concepts, instead, they provide a more direct API to the React concepts such as props, state, context, refs, and lifecycle. Hooks are not only easier to work with and easier to test, they also make the code cleaner and clearer for the developer writing and the developer reading.

The two big Hooks to learn are the State hook and the Effect hook. The State…


The package react-card-flipper is a fantastic package that gives you the ability to flip cards that you have created. The problem though is there are not many helper blogs to explain the package. The docs are not very clear and they only show you how to create one card and have it flip, but what if you have a lot of cards and you only want to flip one out of the many you have? That’s where I step in, to help YOU. First you want to install the package using your respective package manager — — yarn or npm.

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