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Python API Development Fundamentals

By : Jack Chan, Ray Chung, Jack Huang
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Python API Development Fundamentals

By: Jack Chan, Ray Chung, Jack Huang

Overview of this book

Python is a flexible language that can be used for much more than just script development. By knowing the Python RESTful APIs work, you can build a powerful backend for web applications and mobile applications using Python. You'll take your first steps by building a simple API and learning how the frontend web interface can communicate with the backend. You'll also learn how to serialize and deserialize objects using the marshmallow library. Then, you'll learn how to authenticate and authorize users using Flask-JWT. You'll also learn how to enhance your APIs by adding useful features, such as email, image upload, searching, and pagination. You'll wrap up the whole book by deploying your APIs to the cloud. By the end of this book, you'll have the confidence and skill to leverage the power of RESTful APIs and Python to build efficient web applications.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

10. Deployment

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the application deployment process to the cloud
  • Explain the difference between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Set up different configurations between development and production environments
  • Set up the Heroku cloud platform
  • Install and configure Heroku Postgres
  • Use the Heroku command-line interface (Heroku CLI) to deploy an application
  • Set up the Postman environment variable

In this chapter, we are going to deploy our application to Heroku and test it using Postman.