Flask + Vue.js Web Application Template
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This template was updated to use a flatter folder structure and use yarn instead of npm.
You can now run
yarn serve as well as other yarn commands from the template root directory.
The old template will be kept in the npm-template branch but will not be maintained.
Prefer Django? Checkout the gtalarico/django-vue-template
The template uses Flask & Flask-RestPlus to create a minimal REST style API, and let's VueJs + vue-cli handle the front end and asset pipline. Data from the python server to the Vue application is passed by making Ajax requests.
The Api is served using a Flask blueprint at
/api/ using Flask RestPlus class-based
A Flask view is used to serve the
index.html as an entry point into the Vue app at the endpoint
The template uses vue-cli 3 and assumes Vue Cli & Webpack will manage front-end resources and assets, so it does overwrite template delimiter.
The Vue instance is preconfigured with Filters, Vue-Router, Vuex; each of these can easilly removed if they are not desired.
/app/apiFlask Rest Api (
/app/client.pyFlask Client (
/srcVue App .
/src/main.jsJS Application Entry Point
/public/index.htmlHtml Application Entry Point (
/dist/Bundled Assets Output (generated at
Before getting started, you should have the following installed and running:
Clone this repository:
$ git clone https://github.com/gtalarico/flask-vuejs-template.git
Setup virtual environment, install dependencies, and activate it:
$ pipenv install --dev $ pipenv shell
Install JS dependencies
$ yarn install
Run Flask Api development server:
$ python run.py
From another tab in the same directory, start the webpack dev server:
$ yarn serve
The Vuejs application will be served from
localhost:8080 and the Flask Api
and static files will be served from
The dual dev-server setup allows you to take advantage of webpack's development server with hot module replacement.
Proxy config in
vue.config.js is used to route the requests
back to Flask's Api on port 5000.
If you would rather run a single dev server, you can run Flask's
development server only on
:5000, but you have to build build the Vue app first
and the page will not reload on changes.
$ yarn build $ python run.py
This template is configured to work with Heroku + Gunicorn and it's pre-configured to have Heroku build the application before releasing it.
Heroku's nodejs buidlpack will handle install for all the dependencies from the
It will then trigger the
postinstall command which calls
This will create the bundled
dist folder which will be served by whitenoise.
The python buildpack will detect the
Pipfile and install all the python dependencies.
Here are the commands we need to run to get things setup on the Heroku side:
``` $ heroku apps:create flask-vuejs-template-demo $ heroku git:remote --app flask-vuejs-template-demo $ heroku buildpacks:add --index 1 heroku/nodejs $ heroku buildpacks:add --index 2 heroku/python $ heroku config:set FLASK_ENV=production $ heroku config:set FLASK_SECRET=SuperSecretKey $ git push heroku ```