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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

Using the browsable API to test pagination, filtering, searching, and ordering

We enabled pagination and we added filtering, searching, and ordering features to our RESTful Web Service. All of these new features have an impact on how each web page is rendered when working with the browsable API.

We can work with a web browser to easily test pagination, filtering, searching, and ordering with a few clicks or taps.

Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:8000/drones/. Replace localhost with the IP of the computer that is running Django's development server if you use another computer or device to run the browser. The browsable API will compose and send a GET request to /drones/ and will display the results of its execution, that is, the headers and the JSON drones list.

We have configured pagination, and therefore, the rendered web page will include the default pagination template associated with the base pagination class we are using and will display the available page numbers in the upper...