Generate a backend and frontend stack using Python, including interactive API documentation.
If you are using this project (or Flask in general to create web APIs) you would probably benefit more from FastAPI.
You can use the equivalent sibling project generator based on FastAPI: https://github.com/tiangolo/full-stack-fastapi-postgresql. It also has more features than this one.
FastAPI was created from the learnings acquired while creating and using these project generators for Flask, with all the plug-ins and ideas.
You are still free to use this project, but it won't receive any new features, changes, or bug fixes.
Go to the directoy where you want to create your project and run:
pip install cookiecutter cookiecutter https://github.com/tiangolo/full-stack
You will be asked to provide passwords and secret keys for several components. Open another terminal and run:
openssl rand -hex 32 # Outputs something like: 99d3b1f01aa639e4a76f4fc281fc834747a543720ba4c8a8648ba755aef9be7f
Copy the contents and use that as password / secret key. And run that again to generate another secure key.
The generator (cookiecutter) will ask you for some data, you might want to have at hand before generating the project.
The input variables, with their default values (some auto generated) are:
project_name: The name of the project
project_slug: The development friendly name of the project. By default, based on the project name
domain_main: The domain in where to deploy the project for production (from the branch
production), used by the load balancer, backend, etc. By default, based on the project slug.
domain_staging: The domain in where to deploy while staging (before production) (from the branch
master). By default, based on the main domain.
docker_swarm_stack_name_main: The name of the stack while deploying to Docker in Swarm mode for production. By default, based on the domain.
docker_swarm_stack_name_staging: The name of the stack while deploying to Docker in Swarm mode for staging. By default, based on the domain.
secret_key: Backend server secret key. Use the method above to generate it.
first_superuser: The first superuser generated, with it you will be able to create more users, etc. By default, based on the domain.
first_superuser_password: First superuser password. Use the method above to generate it.
backend_cors_origins: Origins (domains, more or less) that are enabled for CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing). This allows a frontend in one domain (e.g.
https://dashboard.example.com) to communicate with this backend, that could be living in another domain (e.g.
https://api.example.com). It can also be used to allow your local frontend (with a custom
hosts domain mapping, as described in the project's
README.md) that could be living in
http://dev.example.com:8080 to cummunicate with the backend at
https://stag.example.com. Notice the
https and the
dev. prefix for local development vs the "staging"
stag. prefix. By default, it includes origins for production, staging and development, with ports commonly used during local development by several popular frontend frameworks (Vue with
:8080, React, Angular).
postgres_password: Postgres database password. Use the method above to generate it. (You could easily modify it to use MySQL, MariaDB, etc).
pgadmin_default_user: PGAdmin default user, to log-in to the PGAdmin interface.
pgadmin_default_user_password: PGAdmin default user password. Generate it with the method above.
traefik_constraint_tag: The tag to be used by the internal Traefik load balancer (for example, to divide requests between backend and frontend) for production. Used to separate this stack from any other stack you might have. This should identify each stack in each environment (production, staging, etc).
traefik_constraint_tag_staging: The Traefik tag to be used while on staging.
traefik_public_network: This assumes you have another separate publicly facing Traefik at the server / cluster level. This is the network that main Traefik lives in.
traefik_public_constraint_tag: The tag that should be used by stack services that should communicate with the public.
flower_auth: Basic HTTP authentication for flower, in the form
user:password. By default: "
sentry_dsn: Key URL (DSN) of Sentry, for live error reporting. If you are not using it yet, you should, is open source. E.g.:
docker_image_prefix: Prefix to use for Docker image names. If you are using GitLab Docker registry it would be based on your code repository. E.g.:
docker_image_backend: Docker image name for the backend. By default, it will be based on your Docker image prefix, e.g.:
git.example.com/development-team/my-awesome-project/backend. And depending on your environment, a different tag will be appended (
branch ). So, the final image names used will be like:
docker_image_celeryworker: Docker image for the celery worker. By default, based on your Docker image prefix.
docker_image_frontend: Docker image for the frontend. By default, based on your Docker image prefix.
This stack can be adjusted and used with several deployment options that are compatible with Docker Compose, but it is designed to be used in a cluster controlled with pure Docker in Swarm Mode with a Traefik main load balancer proxy handling automatic HTTPS certificates, using the ideas from DockerSwarm.rocks.
Please refer to DockerSwarm.rocks to see how to deploy such a cluster in 20 minutes.
After using this generator, your new project (the directory created) will contain an extensive
README.md with instructions for development, deployment, etc. You can pre-read the project
README.md template here too.
Note about Angular: a previous version of this project generated a basic default Angular frontend application, but without any view or interaction with the rest of the stack (the backend API). I recently switched to Vue for frontend and used it to created the basic frontend views for this project (that didn't exist before). If you are interested in keeping the Angular version, let me know in an issue, I can create an Angular version of the project (without the current default views), then you can integrate your Angular app with the basic
Dockerfile and additional files.
This project was based on senseta-os/senseta-base-project.
This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.