- take a break from javascript

2022-05-12: UNDER CONSTRUCTION - we are releasing a version 1.0 very soon. Docs are being written and corners rounded :)

App examples

These are examples of writing a django app with Django Hypergen. Be sure to read the sources.


Live documentation

Live documentation showing how Hypergen works.

Alternative template implementations

While the pure python template 'language' is the main template engine, we support two alternative implementations.


Hypergen is tested on the following combinations of Django and Python:

python 3.6python 3.7python 3.8python 3.9python 3.10
django 1.11.29
django 2.0.13
django 2.1.15
django 2.2.28
django 3.0.14
django 3.1.14
django 3.2.13
django 4.0.4

Both pytest integration and testcafe end-to-end tests are run over the entire matrix.

Hypergen supports all browser versions from IE10 and forward.

Show sourcesstatic/website/website.js
hypergen.ready(() => {
  console.log("website.js ready() called.")
  hljs.configure({ignoreUnescapedHTML: true})
  document.querySelectorAll('pre.literal-block').forEach((el) => {
}, {partial: true})
from collections import defaultdict

from yaml import load

from djangolander.views import lander

    from yaml import CLoader as Loader
except ImportError:
    from yaml import Loader

from django.urls import reverse

from hypergen.core import *
from hypergen.core import hypergen_to_response
from hypergen.contrib import hypergen_view, hypergen_callback, NO_PERM_REQUIRED

from notifications.views import notifications
from partialload.views import page1
from todomvc.views import todomvc, ALL
from inputs.views import inputs
from gameofcython.views import gameofcython
from djangotemplates.views import djangotemplates
from hellohypergen.views import counter
from t9n.views import page
from website.templates import base_template, show_sources
from commands.views import commands
from globalcontext.views import globalcontext
from gettingstarted.views import begin
from apptemplate.views import my_view

@hypergen_view(url="^$", perm=NO_PERM_REQUIRED, base_template=base_template)
def home(request):
    with div(class_="hero"):
        h2("Build reactive web apps, without leaving Django", class_="center hero")
        p(i("Stay focused on the actual complexity of your app, while having 291% more fun!", sep=" "),

    h2("Why hypergen?")
    p("For a more technical explanation about the ", i("what"), " and the ", i("how"), ", check out our ",
        a("github page", href="https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen/"), " and read the ",
        a("documentation", href="/documentation/"), ".")
    p("We've been building Django apps for over 12 years, and have played around with different "
        "approaches. From nojs html pages, over jQuery enhanced apps to full blown server/client "
        "separation with React. We love composing html with jsx but felt a lot of our time was spent "
        "munging data between server and client, duplicating logic and keeping up with the extremely "
        "vast and ever-changing javascript ecosystem.")
    p("We felt there was a better way. For us.")
    p("We wanted something that feels like ", i("one single thing."), " Just like Django does. ",
        "We felt using html templates is a thing number two and doesn't compose well. We also wanted ",
        "pain-free binding of DOM events to server functions as well as a simple way to instruct ",
        "the client to run javascript functions.")
    p("And Hypergen was born.")
    p("Thanks for reading this, drop by and ",
        a("say hi", href="https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen/discussions"), " :)")

    h2("Super duper quickstart")
    p("Read the ", a("Getting Started", href="/gettingstarted/begin/"), " tutorial for a more thorough experience. ",
        "For the most speedy start possible, run the following in your terminal.",
        ' Replace "myproject" and "myapp" with your own names.')
    with div(class_="terminals", id_="quickstart"):

@hypergen_callback(perm=NO_PERM_REQUIRED, target_id="quickstart")
def quickstart(request, n, app_name):
    quickstart_template(n=n, app_name=app_name)

def quickstart_template(n=0, app_name="myapp"):
        a("new project", onmousedown=callback(quickstart, 0, app_name), id_="b2",
        class_="selected" if n == 0 else OMIT),
        a("new app", onmousedown=callback(quickstart, 1, app_name), id_="b1", class_="selected" if n == 1 else OMIT),

    # Project template
    if n == 0:
        with div(id_="startproject", class_="inner"):
            pre(code(PROJECT), class_="terminal nohighlight")
            p("Enjoy your new hypergen app at ", a("", href=""), " 🚀")

    # App template
    if n == 1:
        with div(id_="startapp", class_="inner"):
                class_="terminal nohighlight",
            with ol():
                li("Add", code("'hypergen'"), "and", code("'myapp'"), "to", code("INSTALLED_APPS"), "in",
                    code("settings.py"), sep=" ")
                li("Add", code("'hypergen.core.context_middleware'"), "to", code("MIDDLEWARE"), "in",
                    code("settings.py"), sep=" ")
                li("Add", code("path('myapp/', include(myapp.urls, namespace='myapp')),", title=IMPORTS), "to the ",
                    code("urlpatterns"), "variable of your projects main", code("urls.py"), "file", sep=" ")
            p("Enjoy your new hypergen app at", code(""), "🤯", sep=" ")

    Don't forget these imports:

    from django.urls import path, include
    import myapp.urls

python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install django django-hypergen
django-admin startproject \\
    --template=https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen-project-template/archive/master.zip \\
cd myproject
python manage.py migrate
python manage.py runserver

APP = """
python manage.py startapp \\
    --template=https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen-app-template/archive/master.zip \\

@hypergen_view(perm=NO_PERM_REQUIRED, base_template=base_template)
def documentation(request):
    p(mark("2022-05-12: UNDER CONSTRUCTION"), "- we are releasing a version 1.0 very soon.",
        "Docs are being written and corners rounded :)", sep=" ")

    h2("App examples")
    p("These are examples of writing a django app with Django Hypergen. ", "Be sure to read the sources.")
    with ul():
        li(a("Hello hypergen", href=counter.reverse()))
        li(a("Hello core only hypergen", href=reverse("hellocoreonly:counter")), " - no magic from contrib.py used")
        li(a("TodoMVC", href=todomvc.reverse(ALL)))
        li(a("Hypergen App template", href=my_view.reverse()))

    ul(li(a("Getting Started", href=begin.reverse()), " - a walk-through from scratch that gets you up and running"))

    h2("Live documentation")
    p("Live documentation showing how Hypergen works.")
    with ul():
        li(a("Form inputs", href=inputs.reverse()))
        li(a("Client commands", href=commands.reverse()))
        li(a("Partial loading and history support", href=page1.reverse()))
        li(a("Hypergens global immutable context", href=globalcontext.reverse()))
        li(a("Notifications from Django messages", href=notifications.reverse()))

    h2("Alternative template implementations")
    p("While the pure python template 'language' is the main template engine, we support two alternative ",
        " implementations.")
    with ul():
            a("Using liveview features from within Django Templates",
            " - example of the mostly stable Django templates implementation. We could use some input on this, and are ready to polish it together with you."
        li(a("Game of life in pure c++ with Cython", href=gameofcython.reverse()),
            " - example of the still unstable cython implemetation.")

    p("Hypergen is ", a("tested", href="https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen/actions"),
        " on the following combinations of Django and Python:", sep=" ")
    with open("../.github/workflows/pytest.yml") as f:
        pytest = load(f.read(), Loader=Loader)
        adjm, xs, ys = defaultdict(list), set(), set()
        for combination in pytest["jobs"]["build"]["strategy"]["matrix"]["include"]:
            py, dj = combination["python-version"], combination["django-version"].replace("Django==", "")

        xs = sorted(xs, key=lambda x: int(str(x).split(".")[-1]))
        ys = sorted(ys)
        with table():
            tr(th(), [th("python ", x) for x in xs])
            for y in ys:
                tr(th("django ", y),
                    [td("✔" if y in adjm[x] else "", style={"color": "green", "text-align": "center"}) for x in xs])

    p("Both pytest integration and testcafe end-to-end tests are run over the entire matrix.")
    p("Hypergen supports all browser versions from IE10 and forward.")

# coding=utf-8
import inspect
import os
from glob import glob
from django.urls.base import reverse

from hypergen.core import *
from hypergen.core import context as c

from django.templatetags.static import static
from contextlib import contextmanager

def base_head():
    meta(http_equiv="X-UA-Compatible", content="IE=edge")
    meta(name="viewport", content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0")
    title("Django Hypergen")
    link(rel="apple-touch-icon", sizes="120x120", href=static("apple-touch-icon.png"))
    link(rel="icon", type_="image/png", sizes="32x32", href=static("favicon-32x32.png"))
    link(rel="icon", type_="image/png", sizes="16x16", href=static("favicon-16x16.png"))
    link(rel="mask-icon", href=static("safari-pinned-tab.svg"), color="#5bbad5")
    meta(name="msapplication-TileColor", content="#da532c")
    meta(name="theme-color", content="#ffffff")

def base_template():
    with html():
        with head():

        with body():
            with header():
                with nav():
                    a("Home", href="/", class_="current" if c.request.path == "/" else OMIT)
                    a("Documentation", href="/documentation/",
                        class_="current" if c.request.path == "/documentation/" else OMIT)
                    a("Support", href="https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen/issues")
                    with a(href="https://github.com/runekaagaard/django-hypergen/"):
                        img(src=static("website/github.png"), class_="icon")
                with div(class_="title"):
                    h1(img(src=static("website/hypergen-logo.png"), class_="logo"), "ypergen")
                    span(" - take a break from javascript")

            with main(id_="main"):

            with footer():
                p("Built with Hypergen, ", a("Simple.css", href="https://simplecss.org/", style={"color": "inherit"}),
                    " and ", span("❤", style={"color": "red"}))

base_template.target_id = "main"

def base_example_template():
    with base_template():
        with p():
            a("Back to documentation", href=reverse("website:documentation"))

        with div(id_="content"):

def show_sources(file_path):
    omits = ("__", "migrations", ".css", "management", ".so", "gameofcython.html", ".cpp", ".png", ".svg", ".ico",
        "webmanifest", "jpg", ".xml")

    with details():
        summary("Show sources")

        for fp in reversed(glob(os.path.dirname(file_path) + "/**/*.*", recursive=True)):
            if any(x in fp for x in omits):
            title = fp.replace(os.path.dirname(file_path), "").lstrip("/")

            with open(fp) as f:
                cls = "language-python" if title.endswith(".py") else OMIT
                pre(code(f.read(), class_=cls))

def show_func(func):
from hypergen.contrib import hypergen_urls
from website import views

app_name = 'website'

urlpatterns = hypergen_urls(views, namespace="website")