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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


In this chapter, we used the browsable API feature to navigate through the API with resources and relationships. We added unique constraints to improve consistency for the models in our RESTful Web Service.

We understood the importance of paginating results and we configured and tested a global limit/offset pagination scheme with the Django REST framework. Then, we created our own customized pagination class to make sure that requests weren't able to acquire a huge amount of elements in a single page.

We configured filter backend classes and we added code to the models to add filtering, searching, and ordering capabilities to the class-based views. We created a customized filter and we made requests to filter, search, and order results, and we understood how everything worked under the hood. Finally, we used the browsable API to test pagination, filtering, and ordering.

Now that we improved our RESTful Web Service with unique constraints, paginated results, fitering, searching, and...