Tag Archives: django

Django Rest Framework QuerySet

I have just created this python library so that you can query the remote api just like the Django queryset. It is particularly usefully when used in Django ListView with pagination. https://github.com/variable/django-rest-framework-queryset 

Make sure you are closing the DB connections after accessing Django ORM in your threads

I was writing a service which import various feeds and then post to another RESTful API, simple enough as below:

Then the feed model:

Then run this feed in trivial code:

And you will quickly notice the threads complaining

What it’s happening is Django will create a new connection per thread… Read More »

django-rest-framework: api versioning

Django Rest Framework is a very solid api framework, but it doesn’t provide out-of-box versioning mechanism, here is my attempt to implement version specific APIs. The goal is to achieve something like http://localhost:8000/api/(resource)/ http://localhost:8000/api/v1/(resource)/ plus allowing clients to specify the version in request header (X-Version), here is how we did it. Structure in side the… Read More »

Django CMS Haystack 2.0 Search Index

Currently django-cms-search doesn’t support haystack 2.0 yet, so here is my modified version to work on haystack 2.0 based on

Django admin UnicodeEncodeError

Don’t we all get confused by unicode encoding sometimes? Especially you wouldn’t expect this kind of error to happen in django admin. The problem is actually not in the admin section, the culprit is __unicode__ method in your model. when you have a unicode function like this:

It is actually returning a ASCII string(which… Read More »

Useful Django Apps – TinyMCE & File Browser

TinyMCE https://code.google.com/p/django-tinymce/ Want to add WYSIWYG editor to your TextFields? This app will sort you right out, basically this app will provide a HTMLField for you to use instead of just plain TextField and it will automatically render a rich text editor for you. It does require some basic configuration, here is a sample config in… Read More »