How to build CRUD app with Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy and MySQL



In this post I will briefly describe, how you can you build a database driven CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) app on Linux with Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy and MySQL. I used this process to create a blog and hence the examples below will describe how to store and modify posts in a MySQL database.

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Managing Linux server configs with the SaltStack



I came across Salt while searching for an alternative to Puppet. I like puppet, but I am falling in love with Salt :). This maybe a personal opinion but I found Salt easier to configure and get started with as compared to Puppet. Another reason I like Salt is that it let's you manage your server configurations from the command line, for example:

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A beginners guide to developing Web Applications on Linux with Python 3 and Flask



Whether playing on Linux or working on Linux there is a good chance you have come across a program written in python. Back in college I wish they taught us Python instead of Java, it's fun to learn and useful in building practical applications like the yum package manager.

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How to install an Opensource VPN Server on Linux



One of the most concerning thoughts I have while browsing, Is how can I ensure that my data remains private and secure ? In my search for answers, I came cross a number of ways in which you can remain anonymous like using a proxy website. But still using a third party service was not assuring enough. What I needed was a software which could be installed and run by me thus ensuring that I and only I would have access to the data.

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Using Foreman, an Opensource Frontend for Puppet



The recent vulnerability in bash, got me running to update bash. It’s easy when you have maybe one or two Linux servers, but what do you do if you have 100’s or even thousands or servers? You need to use a server configuration and management tool like puppet. However, instead of using the command line, I wanted a GUI tool where I could select the servers or server group and select an action.
That is where I found Foreman, A opensource tool which not only handles configuration of your servers but also does provisioning. Foreman is easy to install, opensource, has community based support and a good deal of documentation.

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