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Classy Django Forms

Classy Django Forms is an API inspector of classes available in Django forms module. It exposes all public classes with their attributes, properties, methods and the dependencies to other classes. This project is heavily based on Classy Class-Based Views and Classy Django Rest Framework.


Requires Python 3.

$ virtualenv venv && source venv/bin/activate

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

$ make build

To run locally:

$ make runserver

How it works

This project generates a static website (see public folder). This is achieved using 2 scripts:

  • src/ - pulls all the public classses from Django forms module and saved them as a JSON file (see klasses.json)
  • src/ - gets the data from the JSON file and renders pages with all the class info

These 2 scripts are called for each tox environment. Tox is used to create multiple virtual environments each with a different version of Django.

Tip: during development if you don't want to build the static files for all versions of Django, you can run tox -e dj19 to generate the index and tox -e djbuild19 to compile static files only for Django 1.9.

How to add a new Django version

  1. Update cdf/ and tox.ini like this.
  2. Activate virtualenv and run make build_local.
  3. You should see a new folder in public/ and a new key in .klasses.json with the added Django version.

How to deploy

The website is hosted by GitHub Pages on a custom domain

To deploy a new version, do the following:

  1. Merge latest master to gh-pages branch git checkout gh-pages && git merge master.
  2. Build public folder make build.
  3. Commit newly generated files git add public/ && git commit.
  4. Run git subtree push --prefix public/ origin gh-pages. This will push only the public folder to gh-pages.
  5. Check