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Building a Python Tips API with Django REST Framework and Deploying it to Digital Ocean

Posted by Bob on Tue 05 March 2019 in Django • Tagged with Django, APIs, Django REST Framework, tips, Digital Ocean, Django Commands, Postman, Nginx, postgres, Gunicorn, BeautifulSoup, requests, curl, SSH, Linux, deployment • 15 min read

In this article I will show you how to build a simple API for our growing collection of Python tips. First we make a simple Django app, defining the model. Next we use Django REST Framework to make an API supporting common CRUD operations. Then we will test it out using curl, Postman and Django REST's browser front-end. Lastly we deploy the API to Digital Ocean so we can start using it via our Slack with a Slash Command, which I will cover in the next article. Sounds exciting? You bet it is! Let's jump straight in!


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Using Pillow to Create Nice Banners For Your Site

Posted by Bob on Fri 11 August 2017 in Modules • Tagged with Pillow, images, utilities, pybites, curl, refactoring, challenges, PyBites Banner Generator • 4 min read

Running your site or business good chance you A. use promo material like banners and B. you make them manually with Photoshop, Gimp or what not. And yes for anything beyond the basics you probably need those programs. But what if you like to keep it simple and want to semi-automate things? Just an image and text on canvas? Enter Pillow - The friendly PIL fork, which makes this pretty easy. Come explore some of its capabilities with me in this article.


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How To Build a Simple API with Flask and Unit Test it

Posted by Bob on Fri 03 March 2017 in Flask • Tagged with APIs, Flask, REST, curl, testing, unittest, inventory • 3 min read

In this post I will create a simple API with Flask and test it with curl and unit testing its HTTP methods.


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