Effective PyCharm (2021 edition) Transcripts
Chapter: Server-side Python web apps
Lecture: Server-side features

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0:00 Before we actually dive into them.
0:01 Let's just do a quick flyover of some of the server side features that we're gonna
0:04 be focusing on in this chapter.
0:07 We're going to create server side,
0:09 server rendered web applications in python.
0:12 This is Flask, Django Fast API pyramid and all those sorts of things where we
0:17 write python code on a server.
0:19 It generates all sorts of html responses,
0:22 API's things like that.
0:24 We'll see how you might load an existing web project.
0:27 This might sound obvious like Michael.
0:29 Haven't we already loaded some projects?
0:31 Yes, yes, we have.
0:33 What we did is we loaded up projects where we could go to the application in
0:37 right click and say run. But the way you run up your pyramid app is
0:40 not by running a file, it's by running a server pointed at a configuration file
0:45 with some other settings. The way you run,
0:47 Django might be different the way you want run Flask could be using Flask run instead
0:52 of running a particular file. So we're going to see how you might load up
0:55 some of these existing web projects and run them.
0:59 We'll see PyCharm's, support for the popular html template in particular.
1:04 We're going to talk about probably jinja and maybe evenChameleon. PyCharm also has built in
1:10 support for managing the state of your web application.
1:14 Some web frameworks like Flask don't have this idea.
1:18 You just get them and you run them and off they go,
1:20 they do their thing. But Django has this manage py which will let you create
1:25 users or add apps or do all sorts of stuff.
1:28 Pyramid has this setup.py that will allow you to register it so it can be
1:33 run as a package and those sorts of things.
1:36 So we're going to talk a little bit about the set up and manage features that
1:40 PyCharm's supports for those frameworks.
1:42 We've already talked about marking a directory as marketed as a source root marking it as
1:48 a template folder. But this is the chapter where things like template folders and resource
1:53 roots make particularly important impacts on our projects.
1:57 So we'll see specifically how we can use the resource designation to get auto complete and
2:03 other types of checks and validations around our static resources like CSS and Javascript as well
2:10 as if we set up a template directory,
2:12 correct, We'll get automatic navigation between say a view method and its underlying template in
2:18 Flask. Oftentimes in web apps there's these little tools that have to run before you
2:23 can actually launch and run your application.
2:26 This might be web pack, it might be some NPM command.
2:30 It could be some minification of some of your resources like your CSS.
2:35 It could be a Typescript compiler,
2:37 you know, who knows what?
2:38 So there's all these little tasks and tools that might need to run to prepare our
2:42 web app from the source files to what browsers actually want.
2:46 We'll see how PyCharm has great support for a whole bunch of those.
2:49 So here's a bunch of things.
2:50 We're going to focus on for the server side features of PyCharm hold tight on
2:55 the client side. That's the next chapter where we talk about how you might use
2:58 Vue.js or other sorts of front end frameworks things like that.