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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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  1. The related_name argument for the django.db.models.ForeignKey class initializer specifies:
    1. The name to use for the relation from the related object back to this object
    2. The related model class name
    3. The related model primary key attribute name
  1. If we use the following line to declare the pilot field in the Competition model: pilot = models.ForeignKey(Pilot, related_name='competitions', on_delete=models.CASCADE). What will Django's ORM do whenever we delete a specific Pilot?
    1. All the related competitions in which this Pilot participated will remain without changes in the database
    2. All the related competitions in which this Pilot participated will be deleted too
    3. All the related pilots that are related to the Competition will be deleted too
  1. The rest_framework.serializers.HyperlinkedModelSerializer class is a type of ModelSerializer that represents the relationships to other model instances with:
    1. Primary key values
    2. Foreign...