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Flask Restplus

Use FastAPI instead

Flask-RESTPlus is an extension for Flask that adds support for quickly building REST APIs. Flask-RESTPlus encourages best practices with minimal setup. If you are familiar with Flask, Flask-RESTPlus should be easy to pick up. It provides a coherent collection of decorators and tools to describe your API and expose its documentation properly using Swagger.

Over plain flask it adds the following capabilities:

  • It defines namespaces, which are ways of creating prefixes and structuring the code: This helps long-term maintenance and helps with the design when creating new endpoints.
  • It has a full solution for parsing input parameters: This means that we have an easy way of dealing with endpoints that requires several parameters and validates them.
  • It has a serialization framework for the resulting objects: This helps to define objects that can be reused, clarifying the interface and simplifying the development.
  • It has full Swagger API documentation support.


pip install flask-restplus