Basic Usage

Lets start with a basic usage example and illustrate the core features Flask Atomic offers.

Architect Blueprint

The Architect Blueprint is itself yes, you guessed it a Flask Blueprint. It looks, smells and sounds just the same as a normal Flask Blueprint but does a little magic for you.

All that's needed to start is a SQLAlchemy Model to get things started.

class SomeModel(db.Model):
    id = db.Column(db.Integer, primary_key=True)
    name = db.Column(db.Datetime,
    username = db.Column(db.String(50))
    alias = db.Column(db.String(50))

When we have models like this we typically will have a GET route, POST route maybe DELETE and PUT depending on the application. Typically, these routes will have similar behaviours across different application: define a route, take some data, create a model, save to database.

from flask_atomic import Architect

from .models import SomeModel

monitor_blueprint = Architect(SomeModel)

app = Flask(__name__)
app.register_blueprint(monitor_blueprint, url_prefix='example')

if __name__ == '__main__':

What has been created?

:Route Method Comment
/example GET Index endpoint for the model, fetches all data.
/example/ GET Get one endpoint. Defaults to model primary key.
/example// GET Get one endpoint, returning field. Can be relationships.
/example POST Post endpoint that allows for creation of new records.
/example/ DELETE Delete endpoint, defaults to deleting based on PK lookup.
/example/ PUT Put endpoint that allows for making modifications to a record.
/example/ HEAD Simply checks a record exists and returns HTTP 200 if so, 404 if not.

Making a curl request to your API and see it in action:

curl localhost:5000/example

Using the example model above, lets check posting new records:

curl --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --request POST \
  --data '{"name":"xyz","username":"xyz","alias":"xyz}' \