Brian presented a talk on Building
JSON APIs with Django and Pinax:
The requirements of web apps we built today have changed drastically. The web browser (and many other frontends) are becoming more prominent in our development. How do we design a backend that can cope with this drastic shift in thinking and tooling?
The role Django (and Python) play in this new world is becoming a bit more limited. There are plenty of great efforts to get Python running everywhere, but this talk isn't about any of that. This talk is about building the API all of these frontends need to communicate with to drive persistent and business logic.
pinax-api was originally built to serve the needs of a particular client at Eldarion, but later pulled out as its own app. It provides a simple and modern interface to building an API with Django. At its core,
JSON:APIspec that was built out of Ember.
In his talk Brian discussed the following:
- What is
APIprimitives provided by
pinax-apileverages Django to its fullest
- Automatic documentation generation using
- Why not Django REST Framework?