Commonly used building blocks for Django projects and apps.
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Django Libs

This project aims to provide commonly used building blocks for Django projects and applications.

Current features:

  • TestCase mixins to ease the process of testing views via self.client.get
  • A JSONResponseMixin
  • New generic class based view DetailViewWithPostAction which is able to handle custom post actions.
  • Template filter to provide field's verbose names
  • Template tag for displaying the currently selected main navigation item
  • Custom test_email_backend that sends emails to your own address no matter who the recepient is
  • Functions to test callable or non-callable views
  • Dummy views to test your 404 and 500 templates
  • RapidPrototypingView to render any template even when it has no view hooked up in urls.py.
  • AjaxRedirectMiddleware for jQuery AJAX calls that return 301 redirects
  • AjaxResponseMixin for views that can return their normal template or a partial template when it is an ajax call
  • AccessMixin which allows to use views with the login_required decorator based on a setting.
  • A context processor to add your analytics tracking code to your template context.
  • A decorator lockfile for wrapping handle methods of admin commands so that they never run twice at the same time.
  • A getCookie js function that can be used to retrieve the csrf token for AJAX POST requests.
  • A templatetag call which allows to call any method with params.
  • Utilities for loading classes from a string like myproject.models.Foobar.
  • Form, which add field labels as placeholder attributes.
  • Function to convert html code into formatted plain text.
  • Amazon S3 storage + django-compressor support files.
  • An AJAX View to display paginated comments for every possible object.
  • Tools to improve django-hvad

Installation

To get the latest stable release from PyPi:

$ pip install django-libs

To get the latest commit from GitHub:

$ pip install -e git://github.com/bitmazk/django-libs.git#egg=django_libs

Usage

See the docs folder for descriptions of the different tools this project provides.

Or read the docs here: http://django-libs.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

Contribute

If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps:

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
$ mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 django-libs
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

$ git co -b feature_branch master
# Implement your feature and tests
$ git add . && git commit
$ git push -u origin feature_branch
# Send us a pull request for your feature branch