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Example of writing views with django-serializers
# serializers.py
class CommentSerializer(serializers.Serializer):
email = serializers.EmailField()
content = serializers.CharField(max_length=200)
created = serializers.DateTimeField()
def restore_object(self, attrs, instance=None):
"""
Create or update a new comment instance.
"""
if instance:
instance.email = attrs['email']
instance.content = attrs['content']
instance.created = attrs['created']
return instance
return models.Comment(**attrs)
# views.py
class JSONResponse(HttpResponse):
"""
An HttpResponse that renders it's content into JSON.
"""
def __init__(self, data, **kwargs):
content = JSONRenderer().render(data)
kwargs['content_type'] = 'application/json'
super(JSONResponse, self).__init__(content, **kwargs)
def comment_root(request):
"""
List all comments, or create a new comment.
"""
if request.method == 'GET':
comments = Comment.objects.all()
serializer = CommentSerializer(instance=comments)
return JSONResponse(serializer.data)
elif request.method == 'POST':
data = JSONParser().parse(request)
serializer = CommentSerializer(data)
if serializer.is_valid():
comment = serializer.object
comment.save()
return JSONResponse(serializer.data, status=201)
else:
return JSONResponse(serializer.error_data, status=400)
def comment_instance(request, pk):
"""
Retrieve, update or delete a comment instance.
"""
try:
comment = Comment.objects.get(pk=pk)
except Comment.DoesNotExist:
return HttpResponse(status=404)
if request.method == 'GET':
serializer = CommentSerializer(instance=comment)
return JSONResponse(serializer.data)
elif request.method == 'PUT':
data = JSONParser().parse(request)
serializer = CommentSerializer(data, instance=comment)
if serializer.is_valid():
comment = serializer.object
comment.save()
return JSONResponse(serializer.data)
else:
return JSONResponse(serializer.error_data, status=400)
elif request.method == 'DELETE':
comment.delete()
return HttpResponse(status=204)
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