Django REST framework
A toolkit for building well-connected, self-describing web APIs.
Author: Tom Christie. Follow me on Twitter
Full documentation for REST framework is available on http://django-rest-framework.org.
Note that this is the 2.0 version of REST framework. If you are looking for earlier versions please see the 0.4.x branch on GitHub.
Django REST framework is a lightweight library that makes it easy to build Web APIs. It is designed as a modular and easy to customize architecture, based on Django's class based views.
Web APIs built using REST framework are fully self-describing and web browseable - a huge useability win for your developers. It also supports a wide range of media types, authentication and permission policies out of the box.
If you are considering using REST framework for your API, we recommend reading the REST framework 2 announcment which gives a good overview of the framework and it's capabilities.
There is also a sandbox API you can use for testing purposes, available here.
- Python (2.6, 2.7)
- Django (1.3, 1.4, 1.5)
- Markdown - Markdown support for the self describing API.
- PyYAML - YAML content type support.
- django-filter - Filtering support.
pip install djangorestframework
...or clone the project from github.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:tomchristie/django-rest-framework.git pip install -r requirements.txt
To build the docs.
To run the tests.
Date: 22nd Nov 2012
- Support for partial updates with serializers.
- Serializer performance improvements.
obtain_token_viewto get tokens when using
- Bugfix: Django 1.5 configurable user support for
Date: 16th Nov 2012
ImageField. For use with
- Support for
- Support for clients overriding the pagination page sizes. Use the
PAGINATE_BY_PARAMsetting or set the
paginate_by_paramattribute on a generic view.
- 201 Responses now return a 'Location' header.
- Bugfix: Serializer fields now respect
Date: 9th Nov 2012
- Filtering support.
- Bugfix: Support creation of objects with reverse M2M relations.
Date: 7th Nov 2012
- Support use of HTML exception templates. Eg.
- Hyperlinked fields take optional
- Bugfix: Deal with optional trailing slashs properly when generating breadcrumbs.
- Bugfix: Make textareas same width as other fields in browsable API.
- Private API change:
.get_serializernow uses same
dataordering as serializer initialization.
Date: 5th Nov 2012
Warning: Please read this thread regarding the
data keyword args before updating to 2.1.0.
datakeyword args have their position swapped.
querysetargument is now optional on writable model fields.
- Hyperlinked related fields optionally take
- Support Django's cache framework.
- Minor field improvements. (Don't stringify dicts, more robust many-pk fields.)
- Bugfixes (Support choice field in Browseable API)
Date: 2nd Nov 2012
- Fix issues with pk related fields in the browsable API.
Date: 1st Nov 2012
- Add support for relational fields in the browsable API.
- Added SlugRelatedField and ManySlugRelatedField.
- If PUT creates an instance return '201 Created', instead of '200 OK'.
Date: 30th Oct 2012
- Redesign of core components.
- Fix all of the things.
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