Creating APIs with Python - Django REST Framework

Video description

Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit for building web APIs. In this course, we'll be using the Django REST framework to create Python APIs.

We’ll first learn what REST APIs are and how to use them. Then we’ll move on to creating a Reddit clone with API calls to make and delete posts, vote on posts, and more. Then, in section 3, we'll add API functionality to an existing Django project. In this case, we will use a Todo Woo project; you can practice with any of your existing Django projects.

By the end of the course, you will be able to create APIs with Python using Django REST Framework.

What You Will Learn

  • Use the Django REST Framework to create Python API
  • Create a Reddit Clone
  • Add an API to an existing project
  • Learn how to use Curl and test APIs
  • Add the Create, Retrieve, Update, and Destroy feature
  • Add authentication to the project


This course is for any Django developers who want to build an API. You require beginner-level experience with Django; if you've created a Django project before, it will be beneficial.

About The Author

Nick Walter: Nick Walter is an experienced mobile and web developer and has worked with technologies such as iOS, Android, Django, and Python.

He learned to code about seven years ago. He had limited access to training resources back then. Whilst he learned to code, he also realized the need to change the way that people learn to code. That’s when Nick took up teaching. His experience as an online student has definitely influenced his teaching style—he knows what it is like to be in their shoes.

He started his teaching career in 2014, with the Internet’s first Swift course. He now teaches a range of technologies such as iOS, Android, Django, Kotlin, Python, HTML, and Blockchain.

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Product information

  • Title: Creating APIs with Python - Django REST Framework
  • Author(s): Nick Walter
  • Release date: June 2021
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801815390