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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 designed a RESTful Web Service to interact with a simple SQLite database and perform CRUD operations with toys. We defined the requirements for our web service and we understood the tasks performed by each HTTP method and the different scopes.

We created a model to represent and persist toys, and we executed migrations in Django to create the required tables in an SQLite database. We analyzed the tables that Django generated. We learned to manage serialization of toy instances into JSON representations with Django REST framework and the reverse process.

Now that we understand models, migrations, serialization, and deserialization with Django and Django REST framework, we will create Django views combined with serializer classes and start making HTTP requests to our web service. We will cover these topics in Chapter 13, Creating API Views.