FastAPI, a high-performance Python web framework, coupled with Docker, a powerful containerization tool, can significantly boost the efficiency of your development workflow. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the process of setting up a FastAPI project using a Dockerfile, providing a flexible and scalable solution for your web development needs.

Step 1: Install Docker (if not already installed)

Before diving into FastAPI, ensure you have Docker installed on your system. Instructions on how to set up and use Docker can be found in the following blog post:

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Step 2: Create a Project Directory

Start by creating a new directory for your FastAPI project.

Step 3: Create a requirements.txt File

Within your project directory, create a file requirements.txt and include the names of the needed Python packages. In our case, add the following Python packages:


Step 4: Create a FastAPI App

To set up the FastAPI application, create a subdirectory called app and add an empty Python file

Furthermore, create a Python file and add the following code:

from fastapi import FastAPI

app = FastAPI()

def read_root():
    return {"message": "This is my first FastAPI App with Docker!"}

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