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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

Routing URLs to Django views and functions

Now, we have to create a new Python file named in the toys folder, specifically, the toys/ file. The following lines show the code for this file, which defines the URL patterns that specify the regular expressions that have to be matched in the request to run a specific function previously defined in the file. The code file for the sample is included in the hillar_django_restful_03_01 folder, in the restful01/toys/ file:

from django.conf.urls import url 
from toys import views 
urlpatterns = [ 
    url(r'^toys/$', views.toy_list), 
    url(r'^toys/(?P<pk>[0-9]+)$', views.toy_detail), 

The urlpatterns list makes it possible to route URLs to views. The code calls the django.conf.urls.url function with the regular expression that has to be matched and the view function defined in the views module as arguments to create a RegexURLPattern instance for each entry in the urlpatterns list.

Now, we have to replace the...