Extend django-admin to create apps that are easier to set
This is a django app that trys to simplify using django. Currently it has features that do the following:
- An easy_app script that allows for creating new django projects that are set up with the djang0-easy-app functionality.
- A django-easy-app django app has the following functionality that simplify using django.
- The ability to specify the url routing using a new “route” attribute on django class based view classes. This akes it possible to write and use class based views without needing to understand regular expressions and seperately update the urls.py.
- Adds a starteasyapp command to manage.py to allow for easily creating additional django-easy-app enabled django apps.
Here are some steps for getting things going
Once django-easy-app has been packaged it will be installable using pip as follows:
pip install django-easy-app
Set up a new django project
Create a new python project using the django_easy command like this:
django_easy startproject project_name app_name
$ django_easy startproject foo_project foo_app Creating easyapp named: foo_app $ tree foo_project foo_project ├── foo_app │ ├── admin.py │ ├── __init__.py │ ├── migrations │ │ └── __init__.py │ ├── models.py │ ├── tests.py │ ├── urls.py │ └── views.py ├── foo_project │ ├── __init__.py │ ├── __init__.pyc │ ├── settings.py │ ├── settings.pyc │ ├── urls.py │ └── wsgi.py └── manage.py 3 directories, 14 files
In the views.py file define a variable named “easydjango” and set the value to true.
Make sure each view that should be accessible from the web has a *route* attribute that contains the part of the url that should be associated with the view. This should not include any other part of the url.
So for example foo_app.view.ExampleView below has a route value of ‘’ which will cause it to be accessible at http://hostname:port/foo_app/
from django.http import HttpResponse from django.views.generic import View easydjango = True class NameView(View): route = '' def get(self, request): name = request.GET.get('name', 'World!') return HttpResponse('Hello %s' % name)