Chamber contains a collection of useful base model classes, form fields, model fields, decorators, or other shortcuts to aid web development in Django.
One can think of it as a toolbox with utilities that were too small to justify creating a standalone library and therefore ended up here. Hence the name Chamber.
The most noteworthy part of Chamber is the alternative base class for Django models called
SmartModel. It provides following additional features:
Other useful components include:
- AuditModel -- adds
changed_atfields to the basic Django model,
- SmartQuerySet -- adds
fast_distinctmethod to querysets (useful for PostgreSQL),
- several enum classes such as
- new Django-style shortcuts such as
MigrationLoadFixtureclass that supports loading Django fixtures inside a database migration
- ...and more.
Contributing & Documentation
You are welcomed to contribute at https://github.com/druids/django-chamber. There is an example project in the repository. Your feature should be added to this example project with tests as well as the documentation.
- Go to the
exampledirectory and call
make installto install it.
- Run tests using
- documentation of this library is a work in progress, needs a lot of attention
- SmartModel extends the AuditModel and therefore always adds
changed_atfields to the model which is not always desirable
This library is licenced under the 3-clause BSD licence. See the LICENCE file for details.