A while back I started a project called Caster. The main goal of this project was to build out a simple blogging system with the Python framework called Flask. However, I found myself distracted with other projects and Caster faded into the background. Today I decided I revist that idea, but with a few more stipulations than last time.
This is part of what will probably end up being a 3 part series.
In terms of features I knew I wanted markdown support for creating posts, I also knew I would want tags and categories for each post. I'm not currently planning to allow multiple users for this, as it will be more of a static site than a WordPress clone.
The system I'm using to develop this on is running Arch Linux which is great, but also doesn't come with pip installed. To get that going, I just needed pacman.
$ sudo pacman -S python-pip
Now to install virtualenv..
$ sudo pip install virtualenv
I already have a GitHub repository setup for Caster, so a simple
$ git clone got my directory setup. Now I just need a virtualenv, and to activate it.
$ virtualenv venv $ . venv/bin/activate
Awesome, time to get flask going next..
$ pip install Flask
Getting on with it
Now that setup is done, I can finally start working with Flask. I haven't decided if I want a database yet, so I haven't chosen to do that setup yet. From in PyCharm, in the root of the project folder, I make a new file called
Right now I'm just wanting to warm back up to Flask, so I'm going with their getting started code, with the edition of
app.debug = True.
from flask import Flask app = Flask(__name__) @app.route('/') def hello_world(): return 'Hello World!' if __name__ == '__main__': app.debug = True app.run()
To be continued...