Levit's Django CookieCutter template for "Djember experience app"

Before getting started

This cookie cutter provides a Django project built according to the project app architecture.

In short, with the project app architecture, the almost empty directory named after your project becomes an app like any other app in your project. This has numerous advantages, the most noticeable of them being that you don't need to create a core or base app but can use your project app instead.

If you haven't seen Anatomy of a Django Project by Mark Lavin, I would emcourage you to do so to get a better grasp of what the project app architecture is about.


For more info on CookieCutter, please visit their documentation

Djember experience

Djember experience is the nickname given to apps created with the libraries demo'ed at


If you are not familiar with how you should install any of those or if you are running windows , please visit our environment alternatives and Ubuntu TL;DR page for more info

  • Latest Python & virtualenv - on Debian/Ubuntu, make sure to install the system python-virtualenv as well
  • Latest CookieCutter - (sudo pip install -U cookiecutter to upgrade)
  • Latest NodeJS & npm
  • Latest ember-cli (if you already have ember-cli installed, see release notes for upgrade instructions)
  • wget
  • unzip


To use, simply run cookiecutter

Included in this CoookieCutter


  1. Make sure your system allows you to run scripts from /tmp (this isn't the case for all default Ubuntu installations)

  2. For several reasons, This template cannot be used natively on windows. If you are running windows, please see the environment alternatives page.

  3. This template comes with a base test class to test most ModelViewSets, look at the file in the tests folder for more info

  4. This template comes with pre-configured session-based authentication.


Once the cookiecutter is installed, you'll find sample configuration files for Nginx and uWSGI in conf_samples/nginx_uwsgi.

This project is licensed under the MIT License

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