Build a Backend REST API with Python & Django - Beginner
What you'll learn
- How to create the most important part of any user application
- How to confidently use some of the most in-demand full stack technologies today
- How to create a local development server from scratch
- How to create a brand new Django project with sqlite database
- How to build your own browsable, self documenting REST API
- Handle user registration, login, and status updates in your app with your very own REST API
- Access to a computer that supports VirtualBox (unfortunately this excludes macOS running M1 chips)
- Familiarity with simple command line tools like command prompt or terminal.
- Access to a computer running either Windows 10 or macOS
- A passion for learning and a willingness to persevere when things get tough.
- If using Windows, your machine needs to support running VirtualBox
- A basic level of experience in any programming language.
Welcome to the beginner course on How to Build a REST API from scratch, using Django, Django REST Framework, Python, Vagrant, VirtualBox, Atom, and ModHeaders. You'll also learn how to deploy your dev server to AWS!
This course is made with Django 2.2 and Django REST Framework 3.9.
The skills taught in this course are absolutely essential for creating successful products that users love and can’t live without.
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, you name it. These apps all have their own backend REST APIs that handle millions of call requests everyday. You cannot build a successful app without a backend REST API.
Not only is it essential to whatever app or MVP you are building -- the skills you learn in this course will make you a kickass developer in the workplace.
If you’re a front-end developer and you take this course, you’ll be able to “speak backend” with your colleagues and understand what’s going on “under the hood” of all your projects, increasing your confidence and earning the respect of your peers.
If you’re a newbie developer or just starting out in your career, this course will give you a very practical foundation to building your portfolio and increasing your earning potential.
In this course you will learn the best-practice way of building your very own REST API.
You will learn how to create a local development server and test your code each step of the way.
Whether you’re looking to gain a bit of experience with backend development, or you’re looking to create a REST API to turn your app idea into a reality - then this course is for you.
By the end of this course you will have built a fully functioning REST API that can handle:
Creating and updating user profiles.
Login and authentication.
Posting status updates.
Viewing status update feeds.
You’ll also have a solid foundation to understanding one of the most complex components in software development.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for developers who want build a REST API either for their app, MVP or business idea.
- This course is for frontend developers who want to learn backend.
Hey, I’m Mark! I’m an award-winning full-stack software engineer with a passion for learning and teaching new technologies.
This passion started at 12-years-old when I taught myself how to make Windows batch scripts. Little did I know that hacking around on my computer back then would turn into a life-long passion for programming.
I went on to complete a degree in Computer Systems Networking at Nottingham Trent University, and worked in various developer roles at multinational corporations and startups.
I always believed that the final step to learning is teaching. And so I started a software development blog and consultancy firm called London App Developer. My work has been featured in the Daily Mail, Mashable, TechCrunch, the Huffington Post, the Mirror and Gizmodo, and over 30,000 developers read my programming tutorials every month.
My goal for teaching on Udemy is to help developers make a better living through their code. Whether that’s by building new systems and tools to make the world a better place, or just to make their lives easier. If I can help them to increase their earning power, so they can better support their communities and loved ones, then even better. :)
I live in London, England with my wife and business partner, Brooke.
Hi! I'm Brooke. I'm a digital marketing professional with an expertise in social media, branding and content strategy. I'm also one half of a London-based software consultancy firm (and blog) called London App Developer. We make training guides and courses for the developer community. :)
After earning a MA in Communication from the University of Ottawa, I moved to London, England to start a career in journalism, PR and social media. After a short time in this city, I moved into education and technology, and the two have been a passion of mine ever since.
I've worked for struggling start-ups and billion-dollar companies. My experience has been diverse. But each role and project has given me a unique perspective on how to connect and develop long-term, meaningful relationships with customers to drive sales and growth for brands and business.
Though not a developer by trade - I am in business/married to one! My role on Udemy right now is to help support the delivery of our first course called BUILD YOUR BACKEND USING PYTHON & DJANGO REST FRAMEWORK. We hope you enjoy it.