When ran using manage.py, this will write a RESTful shell for you to begin coding upon - adds index, new, create, edit, update, destroy and show actions to your application's views.py file and creates the view templates as well for each action.
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This script is intended to add RESTful actions and templates to your django application.  I admit, this is sort of RAILS-ish - but I like it.  The following actions will be written to your application's views.py file:

index, new, create, edit, update, destroy, show

Also, matching templates will be created in your templates directory:

templates/<application name>/index.html
templates/<application name>/new.html
templates/<application name>/create.html
templates/<application name>/edit.html
templates/<application name>/update.html
templates/<application name>/destroy.html
templates/<application name>/show.html

This gives you an initial shell to work with.


I use a MAC and to get this to run for me, I had to copy restify.py to:


Once you copy it to the similar place on your machine/environment, you should be able to go to your django project folder, create your application:

python manage.py startapp <application name>

and then to create the RESTful shell do:

python manage.py restify <application name>


Step 1) Create a project

django-admin.py startproject loddydaa

Step 2) Create an application

cd loddyda
python manage.py startapp woopdydoo

Step 3) Run django-rest

python manage.py restify woopdydoo

If all goes well, you will see your views.py has been modified, a urls.py file was created and you have view templates created for each of the actions as well.

Make sure you have added the templates directory to your TEMPLATE_DIRS directive in settings.py.

And then add this to your project's url.py within the urlpatterns directive:

(r'^<application name here>/', include('<project name here>.<application name here>.urls')),

Thats it!

Please feel free to use the Wiki if you have any problems. Also, feel free to contribute your environment notes on where you had to install it to work for you - just to help out the community.