API to help make public data easier to access. Idea started with need for King County, WA COVID-19 data in API format while only having an excel file for source data.
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README.md

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API to help make public data easier to access. Idea started with need for King County, WA COVID-19 data in API format while only having an excel file for source data.

Development Setup

Datastore

I am using Postgresql for the datastore due to what I read about concurrancy over mysql, figured that would be good for an API. During development using a container on my machine.

docker run --rm   --name pg-docker -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=postgres -d -p 5432:5432 -v $HOME/docker/volumes/postgres:/var/lib/postgresql/data  postgres:11

You can use this command to connect to the postgresql instance in the container.

docker ps # to find the CONTAINER ID
docker exec -it 05b3a3471f6f bash

Development Env.

I am using Python 3.7

I use pipenv when I develop with Python.

pipenv install && pipenv shell