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Tools that are needed BEFORE any others in each django project

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django-before - tools that are needed BEFORE any others in each django project.


make_subpather - tool to calculate relative paths from root directory.

# at the beginning of
from django_before import make_subpather

# e.g. I have project structure where this file is here: project_root/src/django_project/settings/
# so root of my project is 4 levels higher:
subroot = make_subpather(__file__, 4)

# know I can handy get paths relative to root of the project:
MEDIA_ROOT = subroot('static_content/media/')

DIR_SAMPLE_IMAGES = subroot('src/crm/res/sample_images')

json settings reader

make_json_settings_reader - tool to read settings from json file (e.g. secret settings).

# create settings reader
secrets = make_json_settings_reader(subroot('conf/secrets.json'))

# use it for reading settings
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2',
        'NAME': 'mydbname',
        'USER': 'mydbuser',
        'PASSWORD': secrets['DATABASE_PASSWORD'],


Data in json file must be represented as dict:

  "SECRET_KEY": "user123",
  "DATABASE_PASSWORD": "user123"
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