Advanced Python Web Dev Using Flask, Part 1 of 9: Get Started

Advanced Python Web Dev Using Flask, Part 1 of 9: Get Started

Course description

The course goes through the process of building a social web application using Python Flask and the most popular document store database in the market: MongoDB. We will go over modeling best practices, how to build efficient indexes and how to interact with it using the popular MongoEngine ORM. This course Gets you started with setting up MongoDB and the blueprints for moving forward.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


• Good knowledge of the Python programming language • Good knowledge of the Flask web framework • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and jQuery

Meet the expert

Jorge Escobar

Jorge Escobar is an engineer at FINDMINE.  In addition to being a consultant and working with companies like MongoDB, Venmo and Knewton he also has a passion for teaching and is an instructor for Stone River eLearning

Video Runtime

94 Minutes

Time to complete

114 Minutes

Course Outline

Get Started

Introduction (18:42)

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Introduction (00:58)
  • Evolution (01:51)
  • Intro to MongoDB (07:41)
  • Setting up MongoDB (07:50)
  • Summary (00:08)

Setting up MongoDB (21:45)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Setting up MongoDB (07:55)
  • Playing with MongoDB (13:34)
  • Summary (00:08)

Basic Structure (32:19)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Basic Structure (15:57)
  • Basic Structure Continued (16:05)
  • Summary (00:08)

Introduction to Blueprints (22:06)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Introduction to Blueprints (07:08)
  • Creating the User Model (14:42)
  • Summary (00:08)