Flask-RESTPlus is an extension for Flask that simplifies the creation of RESTful APIs. In this guide, we'll build a RESTful API using Flask-RESTPlus. You'll learn how to define routes, handle requests and responses, and document your API. By following this guide, you'll have a solid foundation for creating RESTful APIs in Flask-RESTPlus for your web applications and services.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Flask Application

Start by setting up your Flask application and creating a directory structure. Here's a sample structure:


Step 2: Installing Flask and Flask-RESTPlus

Install Flask and Flask-RESTPlus using pip:

pip install Flask
pip install Flask-RESTPlus

Step 3: Creating the Flask-RESTPlus Application

Create your Flask-RESTPlus application. Here's an example of Python code:

from flask import Flask
from flask_restplus import Api, Resource
app = Flask(__name__)
api = Api(app)
class HelloWorld(Resource):
def get(self):
return {'message': 'Hello, World!'}
if __name__ == '__main__':

Step 4: Running the API

Run your API using the following command:


Your API will be accessible at http://localhost:5000/hello.


Building a RESTful API with Flask-RESTPlus simplifies the process of creating web APIs. By following this guide, you've learned how to set up your Flask-RESTPlus application, define routes, and handle requests and responses. You can expand on this foundation to create more complex APIs, add authentication, and document your API using Flask-RESTPlus's features.