4Geeks Coding Boilerplates for Junior Developers

Start a React + Flask (Full-Stack) Project

Start a React + Flask (Full-Stack) Project

This template has backend files and front end files together, it's the perfect combination of the React Flux and the Flask API templates so that you can create a Full Stack application applying all the concepts used in the professional world.

Front end

You can find a thorough explanation on how to create new pages, components, adding styles and using the context, inside this previous documentation we created for the React Flux template. This is because the Full-Stack Template was created under the same structure and concepts as that one.


You can find a thorough explanation on creating your Flask API endpoints, creating new models, database migrations and using the flask admin in this documentation, this is because this template was created with the same structure and concepts as the Flask API Template.

Manual Installation (only if needed)

Back-End Manual Installation:

It is recommended to install the backend first, make sure you have Python 3.8+, Pipenv and a database engine (Postgres recommended)

  1. Install the python packages: $ pipenv install
  2. Create a .env file based on the .env.example: $ cp .env.example .env
  3. Install your database engine and create your database, depending on your database you have to create a DATABASE_URL variable with one of the possible values, make sure you replace the values with your database information:
  1. Migrate the migrations: $ pipenv run migrate (skip if you have not made changes to the models on the ./src/api/models.py)
  2. Run the migrations: $ pipenv run upgrade
  3. Run the application: $ pipenv run start

Front-End Manual Installation:

  • Make sure you are using node version 14+ and that you have already successfully installed and run the backend.
  1. Install the packages: $ npm install
  2. Start coding! start the webpack dev server $ npm run start

Publish your website!

This boilerplate is 100% integrated with Heroku, just by pushing your changes to the Heroku repository it will deploy: $ git push heroku main

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