Building A Simple Flask App with SQLalchemy and Docker

SQLAlchemy is an object-relational mapper (ORM), it allow us to interact with a database using Python functions and objects. For example, if we have a table called Cats we could retrieve every row with a command like Cats.query.all(). The main advantage of this is that it allows us to abstract away the SQL. Docker 🐳 allows us to quickly bring up a database within a Docker container, this means we don’t have to set up and configure a database on our local machine....

Inheritance in SQLAlchemy (with Flask)

SQLAlchemy is an Object-relational mapping (ORM) made for the Python programming language. ORMs in theory allow programmers to abstract away SQL. In simple terms they allow us to interact with a database using purely Python (objects/functions). I will be using the flask-SQLAlchemy extension for my examples. Each table is referred to as a model, each model is simply just a python class and each attribute of that class becomes a column in an SQL table....