Building RESTful Python Web Services

Key FeaturesDevelop RESTful Web Services using the most popular frameworks in PythonConfigure and fine-tune your APIs using the best tools and techniques availableThis practical guide will help you to implement complete REST-based APIs from scratchBook DescriptionPython is the language of choice for millions of developers worldwide, due to its gentle learning curve as well as its vast applications in day-to-day programming. It serves the purpose of building great web services in the RESTful architecture, and this book will show you the best tools you can use to build your own web services.This book will show you how to develop RESTful APIs using the popular Python frameworks and all the necessary stacks with Python, Django, Flask, Pyramid, and Tornado, combined with related libraries and tools. We will dive deep into each of these frameworks to build various web services, and will provide use cases and best practices on when to use a particular framework to get the best results.We will show you everything required to successfully develop RESTful APIs with the four frameworks such as request handling, URL mapping, serialization, validation, authentication, authorization, versioning, ORMs, databases, custom code for models and views, and asynchronous callbacks. At the end of each framework, we will add authentication and security to the RESTful APIs and prepare tests for it.By the end of the book, you will have a deep understanding of the stacks needed to build RESTful web services.What you will learnDevelop complex RESTful APIs from scratch with Python combined with and without data sourcesChoose the most appropriate (micro) framework based on the specific requirements of a RESTful API / web serviceDebug, test, and profile RESTful APIs with each of the frameworksDevelop a complex RESTful API that interacts with a PostgreSQL databaseAdd authentication and permissions to a RESTful API built in each of the frameworksAbout the AuthorGastón C. Hillar is Italian and has been working with computers since he was 8 years old. In the early 80s, he began programming with the legendary Texas TI-99/4A and Commodore 64 home computers. Gastón has a bachelor's degree in computer science and graduated with honors. He also holds an MBA, in which he graduated with an outstanding thesis. At present, Gastón is an independent IT consultant and a freelance author who is always looking for new adventures around the world.He has been a senior contributing editor at Dr. Dobb's and has written more than a hundred articles on software development topics. Gastón was also a former Microsoft MVP in technical computing. He has received the prestigious Intel® Black Belt Software Developer award seven times.He is a guest blogger at Intel® Software Network ( http://software.intel.com). You can reach him at gastonhillar@hotmail.com and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gastonhillar. Gastón's blog is http://csharpmulticore.blogspot.com.He lives with his wife, Vanesa, and his two sons, Kevin and Brandon.

Author: Gastón C. Hillar

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