Building data-driven web apps with Flask and SQLAlchemy Transcripts
Chapter: Your first Flask site
Lecture: Concept: Creating the starter project PyCharm

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0:00 We saw it was super fast and easy to create a new project
0:03 a Flask app in PyCharm.
0:05 Most of the time it was just me talking.
0:07 I think if I just typed it would be like 10 seconds
0:09 or something ridiculous like that.
0:11 But none the less, let's review the steps really really quickly.
0:14 Here we have PyCharm.
0:15 It loads like this if there is no project loaded.
0:18 Otherwise, you will have to go to the file menu
0:21 or something like that.
0:22 We're going to go over here and hit create new project.
0:24 It defaults to pure Python
0:25 but you want Flask, and then remember the steps.
0:28 We're going to install Flask and other dependencies
0:30 create the directory structure, and what not.
0:32 So, right here.
0:33 New virtual environment, that's checked by default.
0:36 More settings, Jinja, and a templates folder
0:39 checked by default.
0:40 So we're going to install Flask
0:41 create the virtual environment
0:42 and it also creates the app.py all at once.
0:44 Boom, this is what we get.
0:46 Now you saw we probably want to add
0:48 a little more structure to the directory layout here.
0:50 But you can do that along the way
0:52 as you add your first CSS file
0:54 as you add your first view model and what not.
0:56 Here we are, quick and easy, just like that.
0:58 Then if we want to run it
1:00 we're just going to click this little button here.
1:02 It's going to fire it up.
1:03 Set a couple of environment variables.
1:05 Flask app is app.py.
1:06 The environment is development.
1:08 And you saw if we want to edit that run configuration
1:11 we can toggle the debug true or false.
1:14 Off it goes, click the link in the bottom here and ta-da!
1:18 You now have your Flask app all put together
1:22 laid out and running using PyCharm, super easy!