Flask React Soft Dashboard - Free Project

Open-source seed project that uses a beautiful React design powered by a simple Flask API server. Sources are available on Github (MIT License).

React Soft Dashboard - Powered by a simple Flask API
React Soft Dashboard - Powered by a simple Flask API

Hello! This article presents an open-source full-stack project that uses a react Material-UI React design powered by a simple Flask API Server. Flask React SoftGitHub can be downloaded from Github without a registration lock and used for commercial projects or eLearning activities.

For newcomers, Flask is a leading framework powered by Python and React is a popular JS library for coding user interfaces baked by Facebook. Thanks for reading!

Soft UI Dashboard React is built with over 70 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.

Product Features

  • Innovative Material UI Design - Crafted by Creative-Tim
  • React, Redux, Redux-persist
  • Authentication: JWT Login/Register/Logout
  • Full-Stack ready via a simple Flask API
  • Docker support for API part
  • SQLite persistence, Flask-RestX
  • Up-to-date dependencies

The product is built using a two-tier pattern where the React front end is decoupled logically and physically from the API backend. In order to start the product in a local environment, we need to type a short list with commands in the terminal window

  • 👉 Clone/download product sources
  • 👉 Compile and start the API using a manual build or Docker
  • 👉 Test the API using cURL or POSTMAN (optional)
  • 👉 Compile and start the React UI
  • 👉 Register users and authenticate

The front end and the back end should be started from different terminal windows.

Start the API Server

This free product is a simple API starter enhanced with JWT authentication, SqlAlchemy, SQLite persistence, and deployment scripts via Docker. It has all the ready-to-use bare minimum essentials and can be extended with ease.

Clone/Download sources from Github
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/flask-react-soft-dashboard.git
$ cd flask-react-soft-dashboard

Flask React Soft - Clone Sources

Start API - via Docker
$ cd flask-api
$ docker-compose up --build
$ # API is up on port 5000

Flask API - Start in Docker

Once the commands are executed, we should be able to access the API and create users. POSTMAN is a popular tool for this operation but we can use a command-line tool like cURL as well.

Flask React Soft - API Call via POSTMAN.
Flask React Soft - API Call via POSTMAN

Start the React UI

Soft UI Dashboard is compatible with multiple NodeJS versions (12.x, 14.x, 16.x), and we can compile and start the product with a single command:

$ cd react-ui
$ yarn         # install modules
$ yarn start   # start the app
$ # React UI is up on port 3000

Fast React Soft - Start the UI

Once the UI is visible in the browser, we can register new users, authenticate and interact with all private pages.

Flask React Soft - Login Page.
Flask React Soft - Login Page

Flask React Soft - Charts & Widgets
Flask React Soft - Charts Page.
Flask React Soft - Charts Page

Flask React Soft - User profile
Flask React Soft - Profile Page.
Flask React Soft - Profile Page

In case Flask is not your preferred backend server, the react frontend can be also used with NodeJS, Laravel or Django (all free).

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