Here is our in-depth review of Build Python Web Apps with Flask Skill Path, based on hours of rigorous testing and evaluation.
Updated: September 6, 2023
A solid option for learning to build web applications with Python and Flask, with engaging hands-on practice and a few challenging projects.
By Various Authors
In this path, you will learn how to code in Python, design and access databases, create interactive web applications with Flask, and deploy your apps to the cloud.
The course begins by covering some Python essentials before spending the majority of the time covering particular features of working with Flask.
Much of what’s covered in the Learn Python 3 course is included in the Introduction to Python and Introduction to Python Data Structures and Loops courses.
The path also includes a capstone project where you build a fully-featured Flask app. This is a completely open-ended project, where you get to decide the scenario and topic of the site. The instructor merely provides some basic requirements, like collecting user data with forms, storing data in a database, authenticating users, and deploying the app to the web.
The community on Codecademy is fairly frustrating. Posts seem to go largely ignored. So if you proceed with this course and build a project, we recommend posting to Reddit to get feedback rather than the Codecademy community.
The course teaches app deployment with Heroku, and was built when Heroku offered a free tier. Heroku is no longer offered as a free resource.
The best self-paced Python course money can buy. It's expensive, but well worth the cost for the quality of instruction and the quality of feedback on your work. The emphasis on practice exercises and real-world hands-on projects are standout features.
By Brian Yu
The gold standard for online courses provides the best way for programmers to learn basic Python and how to build web apps with Django and PostgreSQL.
App Academy Open
By Various Authors
Solid free option for learning professional-grade Python web development.
Our course reviews are conducted by a team of technical professionals, course developers, and lifelong learners.
The lead of this project, Brian Green, has worked in developer education since 2009. He built the content development teams at Pluralsight and Udacity, implementing quality standards and tutorials to improve course quality and working with hundreds of authors to create courseware. Most recently, he built the product team at App Academy. As of writing, he estimates he has spent nearly a year of his life taking or reviewing online courses, on topics ranging from Web Development, Networking, Server Administration, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
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