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Django RESTful Web Services

By : Gaston C. Hillar
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Django RESTful Web Services

By: Gaston C. Hillar

Overview of this book

Django is a Python web framework that makes the web development process very easy. It reduces the amount of trivial code, which simplifies the creation of web applications and results in faster development. It is very powerful and a great choice for creating RESTful web services. If you are a Python developer and want to efficiently create RESTful web services with Django for your apps, then this is the right book for you. The book starts off by showing you how to install and configure the environment, required software, and tools to create RESTful web services with Django and the Django REST framework. We then move on to working with advanced serialization and migrations to interact with SQLite and non-SQL data sources. We will use the features included in the Django REST framework to improve our simple web service. Further, we will create API views to process diverse HTTP requests on objects, go through relationships and hyperlinked API management, and then discover the necessary steps to include security and permissions related to data models and APIs. We will also apply throttling rules and run tests to check that versioning works as expected. Next we will run automated tests to improve code coverage. By the end of the book, you will be able to build RESTful web services with Django.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author

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Let's see whether you can answer the following questions correctly:

  1. The urlpatterns list declared in the file makes it possible to:
    1. Route URLs to Django models
    2. Route URLs to Django views
    3. Route URLs to Python primitives
  2. When the Django server receives an HTTP request, Django creates an instance of which of the following classes?
    1. django.restframework.HttpRequest
    2. django.http.HttpRequest
    3. django.http.Request
  3. A view function has to return an instance of which of the following classes?
    1. django.http.HttpResponse
    2. django.http.Response
    3. django.restfremework.HttpResponse
  4. Whenever you have to return a specific status different from the default 200 OK status, it is a good practice to use the module variables defined in which of the following modules?
    1. rest_framework.HttpStatus
    2. django.status
    3. rest_framework.status
  1. If you want to retrieve a Toy instance whose primary key value is equal to 10 and save it in the toy variable, which line of code would you write?
    1. toy = Toy.get_by(pk=10)
    2. toy = Toy...