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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

Understanding the importance of throttling rules

In Chapter 17, Securing the API with Authentication and Permissions, we made sure that some requests were authenticated before processing them. We took advantage of many authentication schemes to identify the user that originated the request. Throttling rules also determine whether the request must be authorized or not. We will work with them in combination with authentication.

So far, we haven't established any limits on the usage of our RESTful Web Service. As a result of this configuration, both unauthenticated and authenticated users can compose and send as many requests as they want to. The only thing we have limited is the resultset size throughout the configuration of the pagination features available in the Django REST framework. Hence, large results sets are split into individual pages of data. However, a user might compose and send thousands of requests to be processed with any kind of limitation. Of course, the servers or virtual...