What is CRAX?¶
Crax is a collection of tools put together to make web development fast and easy. It can also be called a framework because it is ready to create any web application or service out of the box.
First, it’s very easy to use. Anyone can start with Crax without good coding skills and deep knowledge. However, even if you are not a Python guru, your web applications will be fast, responsible, and well documented. Most of the parts included in Crax are very easy to use and understand. If your application does not involve particularly complex logic, you can write it with a few lines of Python. Also, batteries are included. You can work with multiple databases, create and apply migrations, create REST APIs and Swagger documentation or work with templates. It is well documented and documentation contains many examples and code snippets.
Please don’t be inert. Let me know that you are really interested in Crax. Create tasks, issues, forks, pull requests or just star it, do whatever you want me to know that you are really involved in.
Thanks to all the open source developers and contributors. Thanks to all the Core Python developers. Thanks to the guys at The Pallets Projects. For all developers from Encode. Thanks to all the developers on the Django project. Thanks for the great work, lots of ideas, solutions, packages and code snippets. Crax is inspired by the Starlette framework that really shines. Many ideas and solutions are taken from Starlette, and database support is based on the Encode databases package.
The easiest way to install Crax is by typing in the console
pip install crax
This will install the latest version of Crax without database support. There are only four hard dependencies:
If you are going to use database support in your application, perhaps you should install Crax with one of the Database. Crax currently provides three database backends:
To install your favorite server, just put its name in square brackets after Crax.
pip install crax[sqlite] pip install crax[mysql] pip install crax[postgresql]
All required dependencies will be installed as well. The list of dependencies for each backend you can check at setup.py file. Also you will need any ASGI server to launch your application. It might be Uvicorn (recommended) or Hypercorn or whatever.
pip install uvicorn
So you are done. Crax and ASGI server are installed and you are ready to create applications.