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Episode 18: Ten Years of Flask: Conversation With Creator Armin Ronacher

The Real Python Podcast

Jul 17, 2020 1h 17m

This week on the show we have Armin Ronacher to talk about the first 10 years of Flask. Armin talks about the origins of Flask and the components that make up the framework. He talks about what goes into documenting a framework or API. He also talks about the community working on the ongoing development of Flask.

He also shares his thoughts about Python, and how it contrasts with Rust and TypeScript. Armin talks about what he would do differently if he were to start development of a project like Flask now.

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:21 – Director of Engineering at Sentry
  • 00:07:27 – How much are you currently involved with Flask?
  • 00:08:32 – Are you still using both Python and Rust currently?
  • 00:11:37 – The origins of Flask
  • 00:19:14 – Initial reactions and focus
  • 00:21:26 – Where has Jinja use shifted?
  • 00:23:23 – Flask usage trends
  • 00:25:44 – The Pallets Projects name
  • 00:29:08 – Flask version numbers
  • 00:34:21 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:35:21 – The community working on Flask
  • 00:38:18 – Thoughts on type checking
  • 00:41:40 – Flask’s documentation
  • 00:43:26 – Thoughts on API documentation
  • 00:47:27 – What would you change if you started from scratch?
  • 00:49:58 – Listener question about using Python with WordPress
  • 00:58:15 – Any suggestions of a Python project source code to read?
  • 01:00:13 – Revisit - What would you change if you started from scratch?
  • 01:03:17 – Thoughts on the current path of Python
  • 01:06:20 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 01:07:44 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 01:11:35 – Thoughts on conferences and speaking
  • 01:16:19 – Thanks and Conclusion

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