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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
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Learning the purpose of the different throttling classes in the Django REST framework

The Django REST framework provides three throttling classes in the rest_framework.throttling module. All of them are subclasses of the SimpleRateThrottle class which inherits from the BaseThrottle class.

The three classes allow us to specify throttling rules that indicate the maximum number of requests in a specific period of time and within a determined scope. Each class is responsible for computing and validating the maximum number of requests per period. The classes provide different mechanisms to determine the previous request information to specify the scope by comparing it with the new request. The Django REST framework stores the required data to analyze each throttling rule in the cache. Thus, the classes override the inherited get_cache_key method that determines the scope that will be used for computing and validating.

The following are the three throttling classes:

  • AnonRateThrottle: This class limits...