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Django RESTful Web Services

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Learn
  • The best way to build a RESTful Web Service or API with Django and the Django REST Framework
  • Develop complex RESTful APIs from scratch with Django and the Django REST Framework
  • Work with either SQL or NoSQL data sources
  • Design RESTful Web Services based on application requirements
  • Use third-party packages and extensions to perform common tasks
  • Create automated tests for RESTful web services
  • Debug, test, and profile RESTful web services with Django and the Django REST Framework
About

Django is a Python web framework that makes the web development process very easy. It reduces the amount of trivial code, which simplifies the creation of web applications and results in faster development. It is very powerful and a great choice for creating RESTful web services.

If you are a Python developer and want to efficiently create RESTful web services with Django for your apps, then this is the right book for you.

The book starts off by showing you how to install and configure the environment, required software, and tools to create RESTful web services with Django and the Django REST framework. We then move on to working with advanced serialization and migrations to interact with SQLite and non-SQL data sources. We will use the features included in the Django REST framework to improve our simple web service.

Further, we will create API views to process diverse HTTP requests on objects, go through relationships and hyperlinked API management, and then discover the necessary steps to include security and permissions related to data models and APIs. We will also apply throttling rules and run tests to check that versioning works as expected. Next we will run automated tests to improve code coverage.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build RESTful web services with Django.

Features
  • Create efficient real-world RESTful web services with the latest Django framework
  • Authenticate, secure, and integrate third-party packages efficiently in your Web Services
  • Leverage the power of Python for faster Web Service development
Page Count 326
Course Length 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN9781788833929
Date Of Publication 25 Jan 2018
Chapter 1: Installing the Required Software and Tools
Chapter 2: Working with Models, Migrations, Serialization, and Deserialization
Chapter 3: Creating API Views
Chapter 4: Using Generalized Behavior from the APIView Class
Chapter 5: Understanding and Customizing the Browsable API Feature
Chapter 6: Working with Advanced Relationships and Serialization
Chapter 7: Using Constraints, Filtering, Searching, Ordering, and Pagination
Chapter 8: Securing the API with Authentication and Permissions
Chapter 9: Applying Throttling Rules and Versioning Management
Chapter 10: Automating Tests

Authors

Gaston C. Hillar

Gaston C. Hillar is Italian and has been working with computers since he was 8 years old. Gaston has a Bachelor's degree in computer science (graduated with honors) and an MBA.

Currently, Gaston is an independent IT consultant and a freelance author who is always looking for new adventures anywhere in the world.

He was a senior contributing editor at Dr. Dobb's, and has written more than a hundred articles on software development topics. He has received the prestigious Intel® Black Belt Software Developer award eight times. He has written many articles about Java for Oracle Java Magazine.

Gaston was also a former Microsoft MVP in technical computing. He lives with his wife, Vanesa, and his two sons, Kevin and Brandon.