Why should I spend time exploring this? If you use current frontend libraries, such as react, vue or angular you end up creating state for the frontend and then updating state changes in the backend through an api.
This means that you forgo server-rendered html with the advantages that brings + you'll end up with a more complex app overall.
With this library you can still use normal django templates, and any frontend state you change will be directly reflected in the backend. Currently this happens through the use of websockets.
pip install django-sockpuppet # If performance is important you can take advantage lxml parsing # It will typically speed up the round trip by 30-90ms depending on the html pip install django-sockpuppet[lxml] # Add these into INSTALLED_APPS in settings.py INSTALLED_APPS = [ 'channels', 'sockpuppet' ] # generates scaffolding for webpack.config.js and installs required js dependencies # if you prefer to do that manually read the more thorough documentation python manage.py initial_sockpuppet # scaffolds a new reflex with everything that's needed. python manage.py generate_reflex app_name name_of_reflex
You're almost there, read about how to tie it all together in the quickstart documentation
See some common commands that can be useful for development
pip install -r requirements_dev.txt invoke -l
Try out a minimal example manually
git clone email@example.com:jonathan-s/django-sockpuppet.git npm install npm run build:test python manage.py runserver # visit https://localhost:8000/test
The most important tests are integration tests that makes sure that frontend and backend work together in conjunction with each other.
# Install the cypress et al npm install # Spin up a dev server that uses some fixtures inv test-server # Run the cypress tests npm run cypress:run
pip install -r requirements_dev.txt invoke release -b feature