Building data-driven web apps with Flask and SQLAlchemy Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
Lecture: The incredible power of web

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0:00 Before we dig in to all the code that we're going to write
0:02 and the technologies we're going to use
0:04 and the types of things we can even build
0:06 Let's take a moment and admire
0:07 the incredible power of the web.
0:09 The web is one of the most flexible
0:10 and certainly most widely deployed
0:12 and used technologies out there.
0:14 Think about YouTube.
0:16 YouTube is an amazing web application.
0:18 It really has brought video sharing to the entire world.
0:21 It also happens to be a Python based web app
0:24 and it handles millions of requests per second.
0:28 Think about Airbnb.
0:30 With this web application and a unique sharing philosophy
0:33 they've literally transformed the way
0:34 people travel and stay in cities.
0:37 Netflix uses their web app
0:39 to re-define TV for many, many people.
0:41 In fact this web app and their infrastructure account
0:44 for 35% of all the bandwidth used
0:47 in the United States in the evenings.
0:49 That's pretty incredible.
0:51 Hey, while we're at it let's throw one more in there.
0:53 You're taking an amazing course
0:54 and you're going to be learning all about building web apps.
0:57 So here is another one, Talk Python Training.
0:59 This site is of course built on Python
1:02 and has taught a ton of people about Python.
1:05 In fact many of the techniques in lessons learned
1:07 in building this site along with some of the others
1:10 I'm going to bring into this course.
1:12 So it's not just about looking at what's out there
1:14 and seeing some incredible web apps built.
1:16 It's also about taking the pretty amazing web app
1:18 that I've built and taking the lessons
1:20 and techniques that I've learned and share those with you.
1:24 Dou you have an idea?
1:25 Something you want to build for everyone?
1:26 Well the techniques and technologies
1:28 you're about to learn will let you unleash
1:30 this incredible power of the web
1:32 and bring your idea to life.