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Djember Model

This project is aimed at automatically generating EmberJS models from Django REST Framework serializer definitions. This can be done in 2 different ways:

  • on-the-fly generation
  • on-disk files generation


Install using pip:

pip install djember_model

Add djember_model to your INSTALLED_APPS:




On-the-fly generation

In order to generate js files on the fly, you'll have import the urls from the project add add them to your urlpatterns.


from djember_model import urls as djember_urls, settings as djember_settings

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^models/', include(djember_urls, namespace=djember_settings.URL_NAMESPACE)),

For each ViewSet (Ember expects the same endpoint for CRUD operations, so it's better to use ViewSet's) registered on your router, this will provide a corresponding ember js model.

If you have registered the following Viewset: router.register('categories', CategoryViewSet)

The corresponding (ES5) Ember model definition will now be available at http://localhost:8000/models/categories.js

This functionality is meant to be used with ember-cli-dynamic-model and the recommended usage is to register all your ViewSet's using the <app_name><model_name_correct_english_plural> as in my_app/categories.

On-disk files generation

djember_model also provides a management command to generate (ES6) Ember models on disk:

./ export_to_ember route_registered_with_the_router

So assuming you have registered the following ViewSet:

router.register('sample/categories', CategoryViewSet)

you can run:

./ export_to_ember sample/categories

in order to generate the corresponding model. This command will generate 3 files in you ember app:

  • app/models/sample/base/ <- always generated
  • app/models/sample/ <- only generate the file if it doen't exist yet
  • tests/unit/models/sample/ <- always generated

The fields or attributes definition will be generated in app/models/sample/base/; app/models/sample/ inherits from the first file and is the place where you should add any customization to your Ember model.


djember_model comes with a series of settings that can (should) be customized:


Default value: `'urls.router'

Used by: Dynamic & on-disk generation

The python path to the router on which you registered your ViewSet's


Default value: 'djember'

Used by: Dynamic generation only

The name of your ember application or modulePrefix (found in config/environment.js in your ember app folder)


Default value: '../front'

Used by: On-disk generation only

Relative path from your Django project base to your Ember application base


Default value:

    'BooleanField': 'boolean',
    'NullBooleanField': 'boolean',
    'IntegerField': 'number',
    'FloatField': 'number',
    'DecimalField': 'number',
    'ListField': None,
    'DictField': None,
    'JSONField': None,

Used by: Dynamy & on-disk generation

Mapping from Django Model fields to ember-data attr types. Any missing mapping will be mapped as string. If you are using custom transforms in Ember, you probably want to update these mappings.

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