In my current project I had a task to use twitter API. Twitter uses OAuth for authentication, which is pretty dreary. To avoid fiddling with it all the time, I've moved authentication to decorator, now it looks like this:
Decorator checks if key is available, and, if needed - initiates authentication. User is redirected to twitter, grants permission and is redirected back to site, to the same place where he left off. If key is available - nothing happens, just view is launched as usual.
It's convenient that there's no need for additional twitter settings in user profile.
tweepy is used as an API wrapper.
absolute_urlshould return full url, with http://
request.pathyou can also store
Django ORM is a very abstract and flexible API. But if you do not know exactly how it works, you will likely end up with slow and heavy views, if you have not already. So, this article provides practical solutions to N+1 and high loading time issues. For clarity, I will create a simple view that demonstrates common ORM query problems and shows frequently used practices.
In this article we'll review general approach to working with the best kind of projects - the ones with old untested and undocumented spaghetti code and a tight schedule. We'll review anger management techniques, coping mechanisms and some refactoring tips that might come in handy.
In order to check if user is authentcated in test, you can run: from django.contrib.auth import get_user class MyTestCase(TestCase): def test_login(self): self.assertFalse(get_user(self.client).is_authenticated()) self.client.login(username='fred', password='secret') self.assertTrue(get_user(self.client).is_authenticated())