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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

Taking advantage of generic classes and viewsets

Now, we will create many Django class-based views that will use the previously explained generic classes combined with the serializer classes to return JSON representations for each HTTP request that our RESTful Web Service will handle.

We will just have to specify a queryset that retrieves all the objects in the queryset attribute and the serializer class in the serializer_class attribute for each subclass that we declare. The behavior coded in the generic classes will do the rest for us. In addition, we will declare a name attribute with the string name we will use to identify the view.

Go to the restful01/drones folder and open the file. Replace the code in this file with the following code that declares the required imports and the class-based views for our web service. We will add more classes to this file later. The code file for the sample is included in the hillar_django_restful_06_01 folder in the restful01/drones/