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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

Creating the superuser for Django

Now, we will run the necessary command to create the superuser for Django that will allow us to authenticate our requests. We will create other users later.

Make sure you are in the restful01 folder that includes the file in the activated virtual environment. Execute the following command that executes the createsuperuser subcommand for the script to allow us to create the superuser:

python createsuperuser

The command will ask you for the username you want to use for the superuser. Enter the desired username and press Enter. We will use djangosuper as the username for this example. You will see a line similar to the following one:

Username (leave blank to use 'gaston'):

Then, the command will ask you for the email address. Enter an email address and press Enter. You can enter [email protected]:

Email address:

Finally, the command will ask you for the password for the new superuser. Enter your desired password and press Enter...