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https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/getting-started-with-django
http://www.django-rest-framework.org/tutorial/quickstart/
http://marcantoinelemieux.com/blog/posts/2013/01/13/how-to-build-a-basic-timeserver-using-django-and-heroku
https://github.com/tomchristie/rest-framework-tutorial/blob/master/requirements.txt

  • mkdir <project name>
  • cd <project name>
  • virtualenv venv
  • source venv/bin/activate
    // this will activate virtual environment. verify prompt prefixed with (venv)
  • pip install django-toolbelt djangorestframework 
    // you will probably get compile warnings. safe to ignore
  • django-admin.py startproject <project name> . <-- don't forget the dot
  • cd <project name>
  • django-admin.py startapp <app name>
  • cd ..
  • echo 'web: gunicorn <project name>.wsgi --log-file -' > Procfile
  • foreman start // verify at http://localhost:5000
  • pip freeze > requirements.txt

settings.py

// add after DATABASES = {}
import dj_database_url
DATABASES['default'] = dj_database_url.config()
SECURE_PROXY_SSL_HEADER = ('HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO', 'https')

ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['*'] // modified

// add after BASE_DIR
STATIC_ROOT = 'staticfiles'
STATICFILES_DIR = (
os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static'),
) 

// add to INSTALLED_APPS
'rest_framework'

REST_FRAMEWORK = {
'DEFAULT_PERMISSION_CLASSES': ('rest_framework.permissions.IsAdminUser',),
'PAGE_SIZE': 10
}

wsgi.py

// add after from django.core.wsgi
from dj_static import Cling

application = Cling(get_wsgi_application()) // modified
  • touch .gitignore
  • open .gitignore

.gitignore

venv
*.pyc
staticfiles
.idea // pycharm ide
  • git init
  • git add .
  • git commit -m "Initial commit"
  • heroku create
  • git push heroku master
  • heroku run python manage.py migrate
  • heroku run python manage.py createsuperuser 
    // prompts for username, email, pw
  • heroku open