Python Flask Basics Character Builder Starting the Builder

Zach Turner
Zach Turner
876 Points

Why is he now suddenly going so fast and not explaining anything?

I just wanted to know if their was some course I missed or something happened to him because the first section of the flask basics it seemed really nice and slow and I learnt a lot, but this one he just goes through it and I don't understand it.

3 Answers

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Cookies are weird but you only really deal with them one way in Flask, so, yeah, watch it again and memorize/make note of/look up in the docs later how to do it.

Zach Turner
Zach Turner
876 Points

Ok, will do, thanks!

Janne Karjalainen
Janne Karjalainen
5,099 Points

I got past the cookies but felt the same with the next thing. for example bg-{{saves.get('colors')}} ... you could have said that the css has bg-green, bg-orange etc classes. Also it would help if you could remind what the datatype is for stuff you reference. for example just say that this DEFAULTS is a dict with lists as values. It would help a lot in understanding and recalling past lectures on how dicts behave. And third thing that surprised me was the {{for pythonstuff }}{{endfor}}. no introduction to it. never even mentioned that there are other types than blocks.

really felt like the speed and level jumped up quite a bit. I am coming to this with limited CS skills and am hoping to grasp the bigger concepts as well as the particulars of python or flask.

Yeeka Yau
Yeeka Yau
7,410 Points

I agree with you Janne, I was a bit confused with the for loop in the html file, where Kenneth starts mixing html with python. Not much explanation is provided at all about what is happening.

Manish Giri
Manish Giri
16,266 Points

Same situation here. Things blew up for me midway through the cookies video. Now I've got no clue what's he doing. For most of the videos, I have to watch it about 4-5 times before it makes any sense whatsoever.

Thinking of switching to the Node.js course instead if the future videos go on like this.

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Sorry about that. Where did you get lost? Most of what we do in the second part is very close to what we do in the first part.

Zach Turner
Zach Turner
876 Points

It was the parts where you were making cookies and getting and setting the cookies.. It was just a bit fast for me to understand, but I'll just watch some more times, I'm sure I'll start to underatand it :)