Managing serialization and deserialization

Our RESTful Web API has to be able to serialize and deserialize the game instances into JSON representations. With Django REST Framework, we just need to create a serializer class for the game instances to manage serialization to JSON and deserialization from JSON.

Django REST Framework uses a two-phase process for serialization. The serializers are mediators between the model instances and Python primitives. Parser and renderers handle as mediators between Python primitives and HTTP requests and responses. We will configure our mediator between the Game model instances and Python primitives by creating a subclass of the rest_framework.serializers.Serializer class to declare the fields and the necessary ...

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