Thursday, March 8, 2012

A read-only API for P2PU

I've been part of the P2PU community for a good while now, and have organised a couple of groups within their platform so I thought it was about time to give back. On top of that, they use Python and Django, two pieces of technology that up to a month ago or so were completely unknown to me and I have always wanted to learn. Not that  I know all that much about them right now, but there's nothing better for learning than using the tools in a real context and within a real project, so that is exactly what I've been doing for the last couple of weeks. #opensource_ftw!

After an initial proof of concept using tastypie, as recommended by the chaps in the mailing list, I have started to work on it a bit more seriously and it will hopefully soon enough be reviewed and merged with the main Lernanta codebase. My fork of Lernanta has an API branch where you can find all the code to date.

And you might be wondering... why am I telling you all this? Because I could do with some help! If you want to learn not only Python and Django but aslo about RESTful architecture and web services do not hesitate in joining me.

Illustration by @alisonjeancole

You can also have a look at the blog post in the main P2PU blog.

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