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Python Flask with SQLAlchemy Basics Creating a Basic Website with Flask Intro to Flask

What is a virtual environment in Python, and why is there no video explaining this?

I was wondering why we suddenly have to make a virtual environment when using Flask or Django, what the -m flag means when making one, why we're activating it, etc. Seems like there's a lot of steps being skipped in both the Django and the Flask courses.

The same happens in PyCharm where you have to choose a venv. Also, this course shows a 2015 version of PyCharm so I think it should be re-recorded. The current one is super outdated and can't be used.

Ah awesome, thanks Megan, would be nice if it got added to the teacher's notes on the Flask courses!

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