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posted Jan 6, 2016, 6:46 AM by Chris G   [ updated Jan 11, 2016, 11:02 AM ]

Featherweight function-to-Internet-callable-function server

Expose Python functions (or class methods) as a web-enabled function for others to call


  • Data scientist focused tool to publish simple APIs
  • It is a "featherweight" server which turns your R&D code into a web-enabled function
  • Solve the "but how can we quickly plumb our new-data-sci-code into the demo environment so it shows value to the bosses?" problem without writing a "proper server" (especially if you don't know how to write a Proper Server)
  • Publishes a function using Flask with just 3 lines and little web knowledge
  • Supports scikit-learn and numpy objects (without making you think about correct JSON encoding)
  • Useful error messages are provided at run-time to help diagnose issues
  • Text arguments from an HTTP call are automatically converted to float arguments by default

It does not solve these problems:

  • It is not scalable (it isn't designed for production use)
  • It has no security
  • It does not replace Flask, Django or any other Proper Web Framework

Written for:

  • Python 3.4+
  • Flask 0.10+

Python REST API Framework

Eve is an open source Python REST API framework designed for human beings. It allows to effortlessly build and deploy highly customizable, fully featured RESTful Web Services.

Eve is powered by Flask, Redis, Cerberus, Events and offers support for both MongoDBand SQL backends [*].

The codebase is thoroughly tested under Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and PyPy.