REST APIs with… by William S. Vincent [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
REST APIs with Django
REST APIs with Django
REST APIs with Django

This book is 90% complete

Last updated on 2018-05-25

About the Book

The internet is powered by RESTful APIs. With the combination of the Django web framework and Django Rest Framework, software developers can build robust web APIs in the Python programming language with a minimal amount of code.

If you already know basic Django you can transform your websites into APIs in a matter of minutes. In this book we'll go well beyond the basics and to build at Todo API and a Blog API. We will learn how to connect a backend API to any frontend (such as React). And dive into advanced topics like user authentication, permissions, tests, documentation, and more.


* Introduction

* Chapter 1: HTTP

* Chapter 2: REST Architecture

* Chapter 3: Todo API

* Chapter 4: Todo React Frontend  

* Chapter 5: Blog API

* Chapter 6: Authentication

* Chapter 7: Permissions

* Chapter 8: User Authentication

* Chapter 9: Viewsets and Routers

* Chapter 10: Testing

* Chapter 11: Schemas and Documentation

* Conclusion

About the Author

William S. Vincent
William S. Vincent

William S. Vincent is the author of Django for Beginners and REST APIs with Django. Previously an early employee at Quizlet, he has used Django at multiple early-stage startups in the Boston area and taught computer science at Williams College. He writes regularly about Python and JavaScript at

The Leanpub 45-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 45 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms...

Write and Publish on Leanpub

Authors and publishers use Leanpub to publish amazing in-progress and completed ebooks, just like this one. You can use Leanpub to write, publish and sell your book as well! Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks. Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub