How to create a REST API in Python using the Flask Microframework

I built an API around an application called BucketList. The application enables a user to Create, Read, Update and Delete(CRUD) a bucket and the items within. In this article, I will describe the process I went through while developing the API and I will share a few code snippets strictly for example purposes. The code lives on Github and you can find it here.

Deploying a Python Flask app on Heroku

In my previous post I described on a high level how I developed an API using Flask. I talked briefly about how I hosted it via Heroku. In this post, I am going to go deeper and show you how to deploy the API to Heroku step by step.

.. Heroku CLI

You need to download the Heroku CLI which will enable us deploy and manage our application.

After installation login into the Heroku Cli by running this command in the terminal.

heroku login