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Generate DRF Serializers, Views, and urls for your API aplication.

Project description

Writing APIs can be boring and repetitive work. Don’t write another CRUDdy view in Django Rest Framework. With DRF Generators, one simple command will create all of your API Views, Serializers, and even Urls for your Django Rest Framework application!

This is not intended to give you a production quality API. It was intended to jumpstart your development and save you from writing the same code over and over for each model.

Supported Python versions Latest Version


Install with pip:

$ pip install drf-generators

Clone the repo and install manually:

$ git clone
$ cd drf-generators
$ python install


To use DRF Generator, add it your INSTALLED_APPS.


Then run the following command, where app is the application to generate an API for.

$ python generate-api {app}

Note: In order to use the APIListView classes, you must have the following rest framework DEFAULT_PAGINATION_CLASS and PAGE_SIZE set.

    'DEFAULT_PAGINATION_CLASS': 'rest_framework.pagination.PageNumberPagination',
    'PAGE_SIZE': 15


The generator will create for your application. DRF Generator currently supports basic serializers with the fields defined in In the future, foreign key fields for nested serialization will be supported.

class UserSerializer(ModelSerializer):

    class Meta:
        model = User
        fields = ('id', 'name', 'city', 'state', 'address', 'zip_code')


DRF Generator also takes care of all of your basic CRUD API views using your models and the generated serializers.

DRF Generator creates a basic CRUD API View and List View for each model. The basic CRUD view has methods for GET, PUT, and DELETE. The List View has a GET method that returns a paginated result of the model, and a POST method to save a new model.

class UserAPIView(APIView):

    def get(self, request, id, format=None):

    def put(self, request, id, format=None):

    def delete(self, request, id, format=None):

class UserAPIListView(APIView):

    def get(self, request, format=None):

    def post(self, request, format=None):


Finally, DRF Generator will create you a default in the following format.

url(r'^user/([0-9]+)$', views.UserAPIView.as_view()),
url(r'^user', views.UserAPIListView.as_view()),

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