Hey everybody! I’m new to the forum but a long-time Django user.
I recently took all the stuff I copy/paste from project to project and put it into a clone-able git repo that you can use to start a project, and also merge updates from over time (a key point, I think). Somewhat like Bullet Train for Rails, but for Django.
It’s still evolving but right now this is a rough list of things it helps with (sorry, it made me remove all the links! All the docs are on the link above):
- Heroku for hosting
- Stripe for billing (checkout, portal, webhook views)
- Poetry for dependencies
- Tailwind for CSS
- custom base template
- custom/default form templates
- pytest for testing
- custom user model (as suggested by Django)
- “Teams” app/models
- a few helpful abstract models
- signup form/url/view and templates
- login, password change, and password reset templates
- log in with email address (not just username)
- django-impersonate to log in as users
- render/send emails using Django templates
- Sentry for error monitoring
- defaults for a bunch of production settings that involve “SECURE”
- run Django system checks before deploy
- automated dependency updates
- black and isort for formatting (and a git pre-commit hook to check formatting and run tests)
I know there are a handful of other “starter templates” and stuff for Django, but I wanted something (for myself, surprise) that covers everything from dependencies to billing, and focuses on a specific combination of tools (ex. Heroku. Not Heroku or AWS or Linode or DigitalOcean, which all function differently and change a lot of other decisions.).
Yes, it is a paid/private repo. I’m open to giving a discount code here if anybody is interested, but charging for software is how I make a living so that’s where I started with this too!
This is brand new, but if there is interest I also think the community aspect could be really helpful — GitHub Issues and Discussions with people that are building things in a very similar way to you (same stack, third-party apps in common, similar design philosophy)…
I’m not any good on video, but I did make one that goes over starting a new project and hits a couple of the things mentioned above:
Let me know what you think. Thanks!