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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


In this chapter, we understood some of the additional features that the Django REST framework adds to our RESTful Web Service, the browsable API. We used a web browser to work with our first web service built with Django.

We learned to make HTTP GET, POST, PUT, OPTIONS, and DELETE requests with the browsable API. We were able to easily test CRUD operations with a web browser. The browsable API allowed us to easily interact with our RESTful Web Service. We will take advantage of additional features in the forthcoming chapters.

Now that we understand how easy it is to take advantage of the browsable API with the Django REST framework, we will move on to more advanced scenarios and we will start a new RESTful Web Service. We will work with advanced relationships and serialization. We will cover these topics in Chapter 6, Working with Advanced Relationships and Serialization.