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Learn Web Development with Python

By : Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran
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Learn Web Development with Python

By: Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran

Overview of this book

If you want to develop complete Python web apps with Django, this Learning Path is for you. It will walk you through Python programming techniques and guide you in implementing them when creating 4 professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and develop RESTful web services with Django and Python. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Learn Web Development with Python will get you started with Python programming techniques, show you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects. Last but not least, you’ll learn the best practices for creating real-world applications. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a full understanding of how Django works and how to use it to build web applications from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learn Python Programming by Fabrizio Romano • Django RESTful Web Services by Gastón C. Hillar • Django Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arun Ravindran
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt


In this chapter, we learned the advantages of working with lightweight virtual environments in Python and we set up a virtual environment with Django and Django REST framework. We created an app with Django, we took a first look at the Django folders, files, and configurations, and we made the necessary changes to activate Django REST framework.

Then, we introduced and installed command-line and GUI tools that we will use to interact with the RESTful Web Services that we will design, code, test, and run in the forthcoming chapters.

Now that we have our environment ready to start working with Django REST framework, we will define the requirements for our first RESTful Web Service and we will work with models, migrations, serialization, and deserialization, which are the topics that we are going to discuss in the next chapter.