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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)
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Chapter 6. Working with Advanced Relationships and Serialization

In this chapter, we will create a complex RESTful Web Service that will persist data in a PostgreSQL database. We will work with different types of relationships between the resources and we will take advantage of generic classes and generic views provided by the Django REST framework to reduce the amount of boilerplate code. We will gain an understanding of:

  • Defining the requirements for a complex RESTful Web Service
  • Creating a new app with Django
  • Configuring a new web service
  • Defining many-to-one relationships with models.ForeignKey
  • Installing PostgreSQL
  • Running migrations that generate relationships
  • Analyzing the database
  • Configuring serialization and deserialization with relationships
  • Defining hyperlinks with serializers.HyperlinkedModelSerializer
  • Working with class-based views
  • Taking advantage of generic classes and generic views
  • Generalizing and mixing behavior
  • Working with routing and endpoints
  • Making requests that interact with resources...