I came across this run down of how to write a REST API with Django and wanted to note it because it was pretty useful. https://stackabuse.com/creating-a-rest-api-in-python-with-django/
This was also pretty helpful for me when trying to add user authentication to Django. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Server-side/Django/Authentication
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