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Django RESTful Web Services

By : Gaston C. Hillar
Book Image

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

Installing PostgreSQL

In order to work with this example, you have to download and install PostgreSQL, in case you aren't already running it in your development computer or in a development server. PostgreSQL is available on multiple platforms and offers versions for Linux, macOS and Windows, among other operating systems. You can download and install this relational database management system from the Download section of its web page:

The next samples that work with a PostgreSQL database have been tested in PostgreSQL versions 9.6.x and PostgreSQL 10.x. Make sure you work with any of these versions.

There are interactive installers built by EnterpriseDB and BigSQL for macOS and Windows. In case you are working with macOS, provides a really easy way to install and use PostgreSQL on this operating system. You can read more about and download it from its web page:

After you finish the installation process, you have to...