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tomchristie / gist:1372745
Created Nov 17, 2011
Dont attempt to connect to the Selenium server at import; Check at the start of every test.
View gist:1372745
class SeleniumTestCase(LiveServerTestCase):
def selenium_server_running(self):
Determine if we can connect to the Selenium RC server.
conn = httplib.HTTPConnection(settings.SELENIUM_SERVER_HOST,
tomchristie / gist:3499147
Created Aug 28, 2012
Example of writing views with django-serializers
View gist:3499147
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.
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class GetAccessToken(APIView):
authentication_classes = [authentication.UserBasicAuthentication]
permission_classes = [permissions.UserIsAuthenticated]
model = djangorestframework.basictoken.models.BasicToken
def post(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
token = self.model.objects.get_or_create(user=request.user)
return Response({'key': token.key})
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class TokenAuthentication(BaseAuthentication):
model = djangorestframework.tokenauth.models.Token
def authenticate(self, request):
key = request.META.get('HTTP_AUTHORIZATION', '').strip()
if not key:
return None
token = self.model.objects.get(key=key)
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class MultipleObjectBaseView(MultipleObjectMixin, BaseView):
Base class for generic views onto a queryset.
pagination_serializer_class = api_settings.PAGINATION_SERIALIZER
paginate_by = api_settings.PAGINATE_BY
filter_class = None
filter_fields = None
View gist:3911076
# Currently in initial()
if not self.has_permission(request):
# May be this...
if not self.has_permission(request):
if request._authenticated:
tomchristie /
Created Oct 26, 2012
class SnippetSerializer(serializers.Serializer):
title = serializers.CharField(required=False,
code = serializers.CharField(widget=widgets.Textarea,
linenos = serializers.BooleanField(required=False)
lexer = serializers.ChoiceField(choices=models.LEXER_CHOICES,
style = serializers.ChoiceField(choices=models.STYLE_CHOICES,
View gist:4030676


The root QuerySet provided by the Manager describes all objects in the database table. Usually, though, you'll need to select only a subset of the complete set of objects.

— [Django documentation][cite]

The default behavior of REST framework's generic list views is to return the entire queryset for a model manager. Often you will want your API to restrict the items that are returned by the queryset.

The simplest way to filter the queryset of any view that subclasses MultipleObjectAPIView is to override the .get_queryset() method.

tomchristie / gist:4285537
Created Dec 14, 2012
REST framework. CSRF
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[13:33:03] <mikeywaites> whats the prefered way to disable csrf for resources?
[13:33:09] <mikeywaites> in v2.x
[13:33:47] <mikeywaites> ping tomchristie
[13:36:06] <tomchristie> mikeywaites: This needs docs.
[13:36:25] <tomchristie> If your using SessionAuthentication answer is dont do that.
[13:36:38] <tomchristie> If you using any other auth, csrf wont apply
[13:36:54] <tomchristie> Django docs have a section on using CSRF with AJAX
[13:37:23] <tomchristie> If you really want to be bad best answer would be use a custom auth
[13:37:37] <tomchristie> Crib from the session auth, and just drop the bit that performs CSRF
View gist:4568318
# Explicit registry
router = DefaultRouter()
router.register(r'^snippets/', resources.SnippetResource, 'snippet')
router.register(r'^users/', resources.UserResource, 'user')
urlpatterns = router.urlpatterns
# Auto register
router = DefaultRouter()
urlpatterns = router.urlpatterns
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