Saturday, December 24, 2016

Jo asked me to build a http service for accessing the data in a Lino Care database so that he can build a sexy and reactive user interface around it.

I wrote lino.modlib.restful, an adapter to the Django REST framework. A first usage is lino_noi.projects.team.urls (currently exposing just a few fields as a proof of concept).

As a side effect, we have a new field last_login because Lino now inherits from Django’s AbstractBaseUser. I have no idea why we would need this field, but I could remove three methods from my code which I previously had copied from Django’s User model. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21349418/django-1-6-where-is-the-user-field-last-login-updated

As expected, the authentication does not work out of the box since Lino replaces Django’s permission model. This will require more investigation.

TODO:

  • Write a ChoiceListField.serialize() method.
  • Get authentication and permissions to work.