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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

Creating a new app with Django

Now, we will create a new app with Django. We will follow the same steps we learned in Chapter 1, Installing the Required Software and Tools, in the Creating an app with Django section. However, in order to avoid repeating many steps, we will use the same restful01 project we had created in that chapter. Hence, we will just add a new app to an existing project.

Make sure you quit Django's development server. Remember that you just need to press Ctrl + C in the terminal or command-prompt window in which it is running. In case you weren't running Django's development server, make sure the virtual environment in which we have been working in the previous chapter is activated. Then, go to the restful01 folder within the 01 folder (the root folder for our virtual environment). The following commands use the default paths to go to this folder. In case you have used a different path for your virtual environment, make sure you replace the base path with the appropriate...