#Starting Python Web development in Mac OS X#
Objective: Getting started with Python Development Operating System: Mac OS X Python version installed: 3.5 (5th December 2015)
Downoad the lastest Python from https://www.python.org/downloads/
Mac OS uses default 2.x version out of box. To check whether, python has been installed successfully. try the following command.
python3 -V Python 3.5.0
Above step ensure that Python 3.5 has been installed successfully.
This is the high level outline of this post: Mas OS X -> Python 3.5 -> Virtaulenv -> Flask --> app.py(first Hello world )
Installing virtaulenv: (Step 1 of Why use virtualenv?
- Having different version of libraries for different projects
- Solves the elevated privillege issue as virtualenv allows you to install with user permission
sudo pip3 install virtualenv virtualenv --version 13.1.2
Now lets create the first flask app
mkdir ~/projects cd ~/projects
Now we will create a virtualenv
virtualenv hello_flask cd hello_flask
If you list the contents of the hello_flask directory, you will see that it has created several sub-directories, including a bin folder (Scripts on Windows) that contains copies of both Python and pip. The next step is to activate your new virtualenv.
Installing Flask in your virtaulenv
pip install Flask
Create a new file called app.py
from flask import Flask app = Flask(__name__) @app.route('/') def index(): return 'Hello, Flask!' if __name__ == '__main__': app.run(debug=True)
Open the web browser with