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Simple Nested API Using Django REST Framework

Last updated 2 years ago by Dominik Kozaczko


In this article you will learn how to build a simple REST API using Django REST Framework. The code in this article was written with Python 3.6, Django 1.11 and DRF 3.6 in mind.

Two of my wizard-friends found it difficult to create an API using Django REST Framework. Several curses had been cast before they turned to me for help. I decided to write a helpful spellbook of arcane incantations to summon a proper Django REST Framework (referred to as DRF) API. What follows is the first part of said grimoire translated to common speech.


Python 3.6, Django 1.11 and Django Rest Framework 3.6 were used to construct spells contained here. It is also assumed that every command is run inside a virtualenv. If you’re not familiar with it, no problem, just use sudo pip instead of pip. If you don’t have Python 3.6 yet, you shall port (or remove) str methods as they use new formatted string literals.

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