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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

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Let's see whether you can answer the following questions correctly.

  1. The permissions.SAFE_METHODS tuple of string includes the following HTTP methods or verbs that are considered safe:
    1. 'GET', 'HEAD', and 'OPTIONS'
    2. 'POST', 'PATCH', and 'OPTIONS'
    3. 'GET', 'PUT', and 'OPTIONS'
  2. Which of the following settings key in the REST_FRAMEWORK dictionary specifies the global setting with a tuple of string whose values indicate the classes that we want to use for authentication?
  3. Which of the following is the model that persists a Django user?
    1. Django.contrib.auth.DjangoUser
    2. Django.contrib.auth.User
  4. Which of the following classes is the base class from which all customized permission classes should inherit to work with the Django REST framework?
    1. Django.contrib.auth.MainPermission
    2. rest_framework.permissions.MainPermission
    3. rest_framework.permissions.BasePermission
  5. In order...