Flask extension that serves static file handlers in Google App Engine app.yaml files
App Engine's built in static file serving is better in most ways than serving static files via app code: it uses Google Cloud's CDN, which is generally faster, cheaper, more scalable, and more secure. However, App Engine's
dev_appserver local server is deprecated and degrading, and Google hasn't provided a replacement for local development that supports
app.yaml-based static file handlers. This extension fills that gap.
License: This project is placed in the public domain. You may also use it under the CC0 public domain dedication.
pip install flask-gae-static. Use with eg:
from flask import Flask import flask_gae_static app = Flask(..., static_folder=None) flask_gae_static.init_app(app) ...
static_folder=None is required to disable Flask's built in static file handling so that flask-gae-static can handle static files under any URL path prefix.)
flask-gae-static also includes a custom URL route converter that supports regular expressions. After calling
init_app(), you can use it with
regex inside a variable route part, eg:
@app.route('/<regex("(abc|def)"):letters>') def handle(letters): ...
After cloning the repository, set up a local virtualenv with:
python3 -m venv local source local/bin/activate pip install -e .
Run tests with:
python -m unittest discover
1.0 - 2021-08-09
Flask app to be constructed with
Before this, flask-gae-static tried to disable Flask's static file handling itself, but since it couldn't control the
Flask initialization, it had to resort to workarounds that depended on Flask and werkzeug internal implementation details, and it broke when those details changed. This avoids that.
0.2 - 2021-12-31
Add support for regexp
urls and regexp replacement strings in
0.1 - 2021-12-30
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