Lots of Flask tutorials recommend setting environment variables to protect any private information stored in the settings of the app. This is good advice, it only takes a moment of inattention to commit sensitive information to your GIT repo and then push it to a public place such as GitHub. If you’re using a virtualenv […]
If you’re running a Flask App on your Raspberry Pi in Kiosk mode you may find that you want to add a shutdown button to the ensemble so that you can switch the Pi off safely without having to SSH into it and manually issue the shutdown command. Based on Adding a Shutdown Button to […]
If the fact that the Flask development server cant find your favicon annoys you shove your favicon into your static folder and do this: NOTE: this is one of several ways of getting rid of that particular error and is the one I’m using today. I’ll add more as I use them.
Got a Flask app you want to run on a Raspberry Pi in kiosk mode? Here’s how. Setup Set up your Raspberry Pi to work in kiosk mode – I usually set it to go to Google or the BBC News, something I know is unlikely to fall over while I’m testing. Once you know it […]
I’ve been playing with Flask a lot in the last few days. If you’re going to do anything with sessions in Flask you first need to generate a secret key which you use to cryptographically sign the session. I got a tad bored of mashing the keyboard to generate them so I wrote a short script to […]