Contest: Win a Copy of Instant Flask Web Development

This Contest is now over!

Packt Publishing has asked me to run a run a contest for them to give away their new book: Instant Flask Web Development by Ron DuPlain. It has been receiving favorable reviews on Amazon and I plan to release a review of the book soon.

I have 3 digital copies of the book to give away. Here’s a little information regarding what the book covers:


  • Manage your project dependencies using virtualenv
  • Understand how Flask provides URL routing and web request handling
  • Recognize how Flask serves static files on disk
  • Learn about modeling, storing, and querying data with SQLAlchemy
  • Present HTML forms and validate input with WTForms
  • Build a page layout with Twitter Bootstrap using a base Jinja template
  • Create, recall, update, delete, and list database records
  • Build custom template filters in Jinja to format data
  • Authenticate users and maintain sessions

How to Enter?

All you need to do is head on over to the book page and look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.

Winners will get an e-copy of the Book.


The contest will close on November 15th, 2013 at 12:01 p.m. CST. Winners will be contacted by the email they used when commenting! Don’t worry, I’m the only one who can see your email address on this blog.

21 thoughts on “Contest: Win a Copy of Instant Flask Web Development”

  1. I personally like the integration with Twitter Bootstrap and jQuery, very useful for designing web pages.

  2. Recognize how Flask serves static files on disk. I’ve been developing several flask apps both for personal use and professionally. While I have a pretty good high level idea of how flask works I’d like to learn the nitty gritty parts of it

  3. I’ve been using Google App engine for small projects and I want to dig deeper into python micro web frameworks

  4. Jefferson Kirkland

    From the perspective of someone who recently dove head first into Python web development, the book provides a number of different areas that are of interest. One of the points that sticks out right away is integration with Twitter Bootstrap and also managing requirements with virtualenv. I look forward anxiously to this books availability.

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  6. I’m using Flask for a project where I’ll be learning Python web programming while building a web site. It would be great to have another source of Flask information to help me along the way.

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  8. “Build a page layout with Twitter Bootstrap using a base Jinja template” and ”
    “Authenticate users and maintain sessions” for me !!!

  9. I’ve already tried a bit of Flask, so “organizing your Flask application” is my main interest. Also getting some tips for SQLAlchemy and deploying.

  10. I just would like to take a look at Flask to compare it with other Python frameworks I already know. And from the description it seems that the book may do a good job of presenting all crucial elements in context of an app…

  11. Mainly three things 1) Authenticating users 2) Handling sessions and users 3) ease of use over other frameworks

  12. I always thought Flask would be a better fit for my work style than Django, but at work, we have to use Django, so I haven’t had an opportunity to use Flask. I’ve never used Jinja2, though I’ve often used Mako. I’d also like to see how WTForms is used, and how the author recommends integrating all these libraries.

  13. I am interested in how I can use the database portions of flask. I think flask may be easier to maintain that web2py code because I would creating the code, rather than using code created by others. I would like to have a book to allow me to work through some of the code problems.

  14. I’d like to learn more about Flask as a comparison to web2py for rapid prototyping and development lightweight web APIs.

  15. I am hoping to learn more about the structures of the applications themselves, database interactions, etc. Like most things, there are many ways to accomplish the same thing, and I feel books have a little more “quality control” than internet articles.

  16. From the TOC it looks like the recipes cover just about all the aspects of a web app you want to do. “Sessions” and “databases” would actually be the 2 that I would be most interested in reading.

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