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Opinionated API framework on top of Django REST framework

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Thorgate API Core Documentation Status

Opinionated API framework on top of Django REST framework

  • Free software: ISC license

Supports Python 3.5+, Django 1.11+, Django REST framework 3.6+


  • API documentation automatically generated from your views
    • General intro can be added

    • You can add example request/response data

    • Autogenerated Python requests-based examples

    • Not interactive yet

  • Integrates JSON API
    • Cursor pagination with configurable page size

  • Viewset classes for using different serializers and querysets for list/detail/edit endpoints

  • API-specific 404 view

  • Test utilities, e.g. for response validation

  • Versioning (WIP)


  • pip install tg-apicore

  • Add tg_apicore to INSTALLED_APPS

  • Ensure your REST_FRAMEWORK setting contains ALLOWED_VERSIONS, e.g:

    # In your Django project settings:
        'ALLOWED_VERSIONS': ('2018-01-01',),
  • Note that the default paginator requires that your models have created field

  • Create API documentation view by subclassing APIDocumentationView and making necessary modifications. See example/example/ for example.

  • Add main API urls plus 404 view (as fallback).

Here’s an example

from tg_apicore.views import PageNotFoundView

from myproject.views import MyProjectAPIDocumentationView

urlpatterns = [
    # The documentation view
    url(r'^api-docs/', MyProjectAPIDocumentationView.as_view(), name='api-docs'),

    # myproject.urls_api should contain your API urls patterns
    url(r'^api/(?P<version>(\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}))/', include('myproject.urls_api')),

    # API-specific 404 for everything under api/ prefix
    url(r'^api/', include(PageNotFoundView.urlpatterns())),

See example directory for a more in-depth demo.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.3.0 (2018-05-23)

  • Add Usage section to README (to make starting up easier)

  • Most REST_FRAMEWORK settings are now automatically configured by Thorgate API Core. Users only need to specify ALLOWED_VERSIONS, the rest is optional.

0.2.1 (2018-04-14)

  • Fix packaging (tg_apicore subdirs weren’t included)

0.2.0 (2018-04-14)

  • Added PageNotFoundView (JSON-based 404 views)

  • Added DetailSerializerViewSet (different serializers and queryset for list/detail/edit views)

  • Added CreateOnlyFieldsSerializerMixin, ModelValidationSerializerMixin and BaseModelSerializer

  • Renamed APIDocumentationView.get_patterns() to .urlpatterns()

  • Improved example app a lot. It now also includes tests that partially test tg-apicore itself

0.1.0 (2018-03-08)

  • First release on PyPI.

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