What's your folder layout for a Flask app divided in modules?


Question

I am experimenting with Flask coming from Django and I really like it. There is just one problem that I ran into. I read the flask docs and the part about big applications or something like that and it explains a way to divide your project in packages, each one with its own static and templates folder as well as its own views module. the thing is that I cannot find a way that works to put the models in there using SQLAlchemy with the Flask extension. It works from the interactive prompt to create the tables, but when i use it inside the code it breaks. So I wanted to know how more experienced Flask developers solved this.

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9/3/2013 11:50:46 AM

Accepted Answer

While I'm not ready to announce because I'm still actively working on refining the samples, you would probably benefit from the flask-skeleton project that I'm developing. I got tired of reinventing the wheel with regards to bootstrapping Flask websites so I started to a complete sample project that uses my best practices. I haven't added any unit tests yet, but this should be good enough for you to start with. Please send me feedback or suggestions if you come across any.

https://github.com/sean-/flask-skeleton/

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5/22/2011 6:34:44 PM

Actually I found out what I was looking for. Instead of importing flaskext.sqlalchemy on the main __init__ you import it in the model. After that you import the model in the main __init__ and with db.init_app() start it and pass the app configurations. It is not as flexible as the skeleton shown in @Sean post, but it was what I wanted to know. If i weren't toying around probably the skeleton would be the one I'd use.


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