Python 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 builds great web services in the RESTful architecture. This video will show you the best tools you can use to build your own web services. Learn how to develop RESTful APIs using the popular Python frameworks and all the necessary stacks with Python and Tornado, combined with related libraries and tools. We will delve into the framework for building various web services. We will show you everything required to successfully develop RESTful APIs with the Tornado framework such as request handling, URL mapping, serialization, validation, authentication, authorization, versioning, databases, and asynchronous callbacks. At the end of the framework, we will add authentication and security to the RESTful APIs and prepare tests for them. By the end of the video, you will have a deep understanding of the stacks needed to build RESTful web services.
About The Author
Gastón C. Hillar is Italian and has been working with computers since he was eight. He began programming with the legendary Texas TI-99/4A and Commodore 64 home computers in the early 80s. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (he graduated with honors) and an MBA (he graduated with an outstanding thesis). At present, Gastón is an independent IT consultant and 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 eight times.
He is a guest blogger at Intel® Software Network. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter.
Learn the first and second version of our API.
Ability to create a new lightweight virtual environment to work with Tornado.
Generate responses with any status code that is included in the http.HTTPStatus dictionary.
Represent the hexacopter class to store status data.
Get the ability to create the main entry point for the application to initialize it with the URL patterns for the API.
Learn to make HTTP requests to our API from other computers or devices connected to our LAN.
Learn to compose and send HTTP requests locally in our development computer or devices connected to our LAN.
Learn to use the Builder tab in Postman to easily compose and send HTTP requests to localhost.
Understand how our current version of the API processes two incoming requests.
Provide a generator-based interface to define asynchronous code in request handlers in a single generator.
Understand the advantages of Tornado's non-blocking features.
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