Every developer has their go to list of packages they use when starting out a new project. I thought I’d list my basic set of packages that I use for almost all of my projects. I got this idea from Daniel Greenfeld, you can check out his list here.
django-secure provides you with a checklist of things you can do to make your site more secure. I include it to help me from forgetting about certain settings.
Provides a number of useful mixins and utilities to help with certain pitfalls in Django. Status Field and Inheritance Manager are two very useful things.
A no brainer if you’re using Postgres. Make sure you have XCode installed if you’re installing psycopg2 on OS X.
This tool gives you the ability to dig deep into the performance of your site. Just having the ability to quickly see how many queries are being run on a specific page is worth the installation.
Sanely handling schema changes since 2008.
This provides a Redis backend for Django’s caching mechanism.
Whenever I want to release large features I use django-waffle to feature flip. This allows me to easily select which users/groups get certain features and which ones don’t.
I feel like Kenneth Reitz Requests is a staple for any Python project. I can easily call webservices and scrape content with requests. It really is “HTTP for Humans”.
Installing these Requirements
If you’d like to install the above requirements copy the list below into a
django django-secure django-model-utils psycopg2 django-debug-toolbar South django-redis-cache django-waffle requests
Then you can install the requirements by running
pip install -r requirements.txt
What packages do you use on a regular basis?