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Saturday 5 p.m.–5:20 p.m. in Terrace

A Flask of full-text search with PostgreSQL

Dan Scott

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Building a web application does not have to be hard! This talk walks through a real web application, in under 200 lines of code, that uses Flask for the web and PostgreSQL for its fast, built in text search support.


Libraries, archives, and museums need to be able to build fast, robust web applications using a minimum of resources. The Flask framework, with its elegant routing decorators and jinja2 templates, satisfies those web requirements, and PostgreSQL, with its robust relational structure and built-in full-text search support, is an excellent choice for the data store. This talk focuses primarily on using PostgreSQL as a datastore for web applications, concentrating on the basic steps required to make use of its full-text search support. Attendees will walk away with the ability to create their own search applications with a minimum of effort.

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