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a factory for building bleeding edge, best practiced, scalable, rest apis

Build Status Dependencies Python 3

You need to make a scalable api on a deadline. You deeply care about the quality of your work. cookiecutter-django-rest takes care of the details so you can focus on making your api awesome. Scaffolding a project takes seconds and it gives you authentication, user accounts, and the docs and tests to support them. Just add your own resources to the api and start shipping. ✨ 💅


  • Modern Python development with Python 3.8+
  • Bleeding edge Django 3.0+
  • Fully dockerized, local development via docker-compose.
  • PostgreSQL 11.6+
  • Start off with full test coverage and continuous integration.
  • Complete Django Rest Framework integration
  • Always current dependencies and security updates enforced by
  • A slim but robust foundation -- just enough to maximize your productivity, nothing more.

Quick Start

Install cookiecutter:

brew install cookiecutter

Scaffold your project:

cookiecutter gh:agconti/cookiecutter-django-rest


Example of the result:

Try creating a user!

curl -d '{"username":"'"$RANDOM"'", "password":"test", "email":"", "first_name":"test", "last_name":"user"}' \
     -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
     -X POST