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README.md

{{ project_name|title }} Django Project

Prerequisites

  • python >= 2.5
  • pip
  • virtualenv/wrapper (optional)
  • foreman (gem)
  • heroku (gem)

Installation

Creating the environment

Create a virtual python environment for the project. If you're not using virtualenv or virtualenvwrapper you may skip this step.

For virtualenvwrapper

mkvirtualenv --no-site-packages {{ project_name }}-env

For virtualenv

virtualenv --no-site-packages {{ project_name }}-env

cd {{ project_name }}-env

source bin/activate

Install requirements

cd {{ project_name }}

pip install -r requirements.txt

Create app at heroku

heroku apps:create -s cedar {{ project_name}}

Setup addons

Add sentry addon to your heroku app, to enable exception logging (optional)

heroku addons:add sentry:developer

Configure project

Edit file .env

Sync database

foreman run python {{ project_name }}/manage.py syncdb

Running

foreman start

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