DRF-extensions is a collection of custom extensions for Django REST Framework

Django REST Framework extensions

DRF-extensions is a collection of custom extensions for Django REST Framework

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  • Tested for Python 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8
  • Tested for Django Rest Framework 3.12
  • Tested for Django 2.2 to 3.2
  • Tested for django-filter 2.1.0


pip3 install drf-extensions

or from github

pip3 install

Some features

  • DetailSerializerMixin
  • Caching
  • Conditional requests
  • Customizable key construction for caching and conditional requests
  • Nested routes
  • Bulk operations

Read more in documentation


Running the tests:

$ pip3 install tox
$ tox -- tests_app

Running test for exact environment:

$ tox -e py38 -- tests_app

Recreate envs before running tests:

$ tox --recreate -- tests_app

Pass custom arguments:

$ tox -- tests_app --verbosity=3

Run with pdb support:

$ tox -- tests_app --processes=0 --nocapture

Run exact TestCase:

$ tox -- tests_app.tests.unit.mixins.tests:DetailSerializerMixinTest_serializer_detail_class

Run tests from exact module:

$ tox -- tests_app.tests.unit.mixins.tests

Build docs:

$ make build_docs

Automatically build docs by watching changes:

$ pip install watchdog
$ make watch_docs

Developing new features

Every new feature should be:

  • Documented
  • Tested
  • Implemented
  • Pushed to main repository

How to write documentation

When new feature implementation starts you should place it into development version pull. Add Development version section to Release notes and describe every new feature in it. Use #anchors to facilitate navigation.

Every feature should have title and information that it was implemented in current development version.

For example if we've just implemented Usage of the specific cache:


#### Usage of the specific cache

*New in DRF-extensions development version*

`@cache_response` can also take...


### Release notes


#### Development version

* Added ability to [use a specific cache](#usage-of-the-specific-cache) for `@cache_response` decorator

Publishing new releases

Increment version in rest_framework_extensions/ For example:

__version__ = '0.2.2'  # from 0.2.1

Move to new version section all release notes in documentation.

Add date for release note section.

Replace in documentation all New in DRF-extensions development version notes to New in DRF-extensions 0.2.2.

Rebuild documentation.

Run tests.

Commit changes with message "Version 0.2.2"

Add new tag version for commit:

$ git tag 0.2.2

Push to master with tags:

$ git push origin master --tags

Don't forget to merge master to gh-pages branch and push to origin:

$ git co gh-pages
$ git merge --no-ff master
$ git push origin gh-pages

Publish to pypi:

$ python publish


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