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Google App Engine datastore properties and helpers

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This is a work in progress subject to sudden change.

A collection of useful properties and helpers for use with Google App Engine.

Install with pip: pip install gae-catnado.

See the docs on GitHub.



  • Revamped catnado.utils.validators to write clean data to self.request.registry
  • Added some more unit tests around validators


  • Added catnado.handlers.csrf_protected_handler as a handler whose POST/PUT/DELETE requests are protected automatically.


  • Added catnado.handlers.simple_public_handler for rendering simple pages.
  • Added catnado.utils.csrf for easily adding CSRF protection to apps.


  • Unit tests for catnado.utils.validators


  • Updates to catnado.utils.validators


  • Added catnado.utils.api and catnado.handlers.service_api_handler; helpers for making secure API calls and building API handlers that validate requests are coming from another service within the same application.
  • Added catnado.utils.validators
  • Added flake8-docstrings-catnado and related bits and pieces

"we've traced the call... it's coming from inside the house!"


  • Added JSONProperty and basic unit tests
    • A way to store JSON data validated by a JSON Schema (draft 3 or 4)
    • This new property adds the new pip requirement jsonschema

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