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Welcome to Anvil.

Anvil is a new way to build web apps, with nothing but Python. This documentation will tell you all about how it works.

Getting Started with Anvil

If you are just starting out with Anvil, why not check out our Learning Centre? It features step-by-step tutorials that will introduce you to the most important parts of Anvil.

If you want to get to the basics as quickly as possible, each section of this documentation features a Quick-Start Guide.

You do not need to know anything about HTML, Javascript or website development to use Anvil. All you need is some familiarity with the Python programming language. If you’re new to Python, check out our recommended resources to help you get started.

Structure of an Anvil app

An Anvil app is made up of:

What else you can do

Anvil also has built-in support for:

Getting Help

If you have questions that this documentation doesn’t answer, head over to the Anvil Community forum! The Anvil community is knowledgeable and helpful, so please do join us there.

For more information on getting help in Anvil, see our full list of resources.