Beginning Django API with React: Build Django 4 Web APIs with React Full Stack Applications
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Beginning Django API with React: Build Django 4 Web APIs with React Full Stack Applications

About the Book

In this book, we take you on a fun, hands-on and pragmatic journey to learning Django API React stack development. You'll start building your first Django API React stack app within minutes. Every chapter is written in a bite-sized manner and straight to the point as we don’t want to waste your time (and most certainly ours) on the content you don't need. In the end, you will have the skills to create a Todo app and deploy it to the Internet.

In the course of this book, we will cover:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Installing Python and Django

Chapter 3: Understanding the Project Structure

Chapter 4: Creating Our Backend Server

Chapter 5: Serialization

Chapter 6: URLs and Class-based Views

Chapter 7: Creating Todos via the ListCreateAPIView

Chapter 8: Permissions

Chapter 9: Other C.R.U.D. Operations

Chapter 10: Completing a Todo

Chapter 11: Authentication – Sign Up

Chapter 12: Authentication – Log In Tokens

Chapter 13: Introduction to React

Chapter 14: Create Navigation Header Bar

Chapter 15: Defining Our Routes

Chapter 16: TodoDataService - Connecting to the Backend

Chapter 17: TodoDataService - Login Component

Chapter 18: TodosList Component

Chapter 19: Adding and Editing Todos

Chapter 20: Deleting a Todo

Chapter 21: Completing a Todo

Chapter 22: Deployment

Chapter 23: Hosting and Deploying our React Frontend

The goal of this book is to teach you Django API React stack development in a manageable way without overwhelming you. We focus only on the essentials and cover the material in a hands-on practice manner for you to code along.

Working Through This Book

This book is purposely broken down into short chapters where the development process of each chapter will center on different essential topics. The book takes a practical hands on approach to learning through practice. You learn best when you code along with the examples in the book.


No previous knowledge on Django or React development is required, but you should have basic programming knowledge. It will be a helpful advantage if you could read through my Beginning Django and React book first which will provide you will better insight and deeper knowledge into the various technologies. But even if you have not done so, you should still be able to follow along.

About the Author

Greg Lim
Greg Lim

Greg Lim is a technologist and author of several programming books. Greg has many years in teaching programming in tertiary institutions and he places special emphasis on learning by doing.

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