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 cant 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 youre a front-end developer and you take this course, youll be able to speak backend with your colleagues and understand whats going on under the hood of all your projects, increasing your confidence and earning the respect of your peers.If youre 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 youre looking to gain a bit of experience with backend development, or youre 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.Youll also have a solid foundation to understanding one of the most complex components in software development.