Django REST Framework
Django REST Framework: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Presented at
MelbDjango 0.9 on 6 Feb 2014
Presented at MelbDjango 0.9 on 6 Feb 2014.
Here’s the slides:
- Thanks to Common Code for organizing,
hosting and sponsoring MelbDjango.
- Not much to add from tonight, except that around half the attendees
have used or at least tried Django REST
Framework or the fairly similar
TastyPie so it is obviously a bit of a
thing at the moment.
- Curtis’s django-nap might
be worth a look as a more minimalist take on a REST Framework.
Alternatives to REST
I have some reservations about REST, mostly because it seems very
focussed on the “nouns” (resources) at the expense of the “verbs”. Also
I fear that REST-as-she-is-spoke is tied a bit too closely to
Whereas RPC approaches are generally protocol-neutral and all about the
“verbs” (messages). I quite like designing around
messages but they also have
their drawbacks and it seems to me there must be some kind of middle
I’ve done some further thinking about this: see Tranquil APIs.