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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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Browsing the secured API with the required authentication

We want the browsable API to display the log in and log out views. In order to make this possible, we have to add a line in the file in the restful01/restful01 folder, specifically, in the restful01/restful01/ file. The file defines the root URL configurations and we want to include the URL patterns provided by the Django REST framework that provide the log in and log out views.

The following lines show the new code for the restful01/restful01/ file. The new line is highlighted. The code file for the sample is included in the hillar_django_restful_08_01 folder, in the restful01/restful01/ file:

from django.conf.urls import url, include
urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^', include('drones.urls')),
    url(r'^api-auth/', include('rest_framework.urls'))

Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:8000/. Replace localhost by the IP of the computer that is running Django's development server in case you use another...