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Flask-CuddlyRest 0.1.13

Flask restful API framework for MongoDB/MongoEngine

Latest Version: 0.1.14

Flask-CuddlyRest
================

A framework for manipulating mongoengine collections via a CUD-ly API

It has taken inspiration from:
 - https://github.com/brettlangdon/mongorest
 - https://github.com/elasticsales/flask-mongorest
 - https://github.com/mozilla-services/cornice (for sphinx integration)

All credit goes to those projects! :)

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Setup
=====

``` python
from flask import Flask
from flask.ext.mongoengine import MongoEngine
from flask.ext.cuddlyrest import CuddlyRest
from flask.ext.cuddlyrest.views import Resource


app = Flask(__name__)

app.config.update(
    MONGODB_HOST = 'localhost',
    MONGODB_PORT = '27017',
    MONGODB_DB = 'mongorest_example_app',
)

db = MongoEngine(app)
api = CuddlyRest(app)

class User(db.Document):
    email = db.EmailField(unique=True, required=True)

class Content(db.EmbeddedDocument):
    text = db.StringField()

class Post(db.Document):
    title = db.StringField(max_length=120, required=True)
    author = db.ReferenceField(User)
    content = db.EmbeddedDocumentField(Content)

api.register(Post, '/posts')
```

With this app, following cURL commands could be used:
```
Create a Post:
curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d \
'{"title": "First post!", "author_id": "author_id_from_a_previous_api_call", "content": {"text": "this is our test post content"}}' http://0.0.0.0:5000/posts/
{
  "id": "1",
  "title": "First post!",
  "author": "author_id_from_a_previous_api_call",
  "content": {
    "text": "this is our test post content"
  }
}
```
Get a Post:
```
curl http://0.0.0.0:5000/posts/1/
{
  "id": "1",
  "title": "First post!",
  "author_id": "author_id_from_a_previous_api_call",
  "content": {
    "text": "this is our test post content"
  }
}
```
List all Posts or filter by the title:
```
curl http://0.0.0.0:5000/posts/ or curl http://0.0.0.0:5000/posts/?title__startswith=First%20post
{
  "data": [
    {
      "id": "1",
      "title": "First post!",
      "author_id": "author_id_from_a_previous_api_call",
      "content": {
        "text": "this is our test post content"
      }
    },
    ... other posts
  ]
}
```
Delete a Post:
```
curl -X DELETE http://0.0.0.0:5000/posts/1/
```

Request Params
==============

**skip** and **limit** => utilize the built-in functions of mongodb.
**order_by** => order results if this string is present in the Resource.allowed_ordering list.

Sphinx doc generation
=====================

There are facilities to generate sphinx documentation that document the REST
APIs as handled by Flask-CuddlyREST.

Setup
-----

Edit `conf.py` and add the following:

```
import flask_cuddlyrest
```

Make sure `flask_cuddlyrest.ext.sphinxext` is added to the list of extensions, for instance:
```
extensions = ['sphinx.ext.autodoc',
                          'flask_cuddlyrest.ext.sphinxext']
```

Usage
-----

To add a description of the operations that Flask-CuddlyREST handles:

```
.. cuddlyrest::
    :document: Sock # The name of the class where the mongo document
               binding is defined.
    :url: /socks # the url on which the document object is served.
```

To add a description of the JSON objects Flask-CuddlyREST handles:

```
.. cuddlyobject::
    :module: the.module.in.which.the.document.is.defined
    :document: Sock # The name of the class where the mongo document
               binding is defined.
    :id: sock_class # the named hyperlink reference id which the
    rest of the API doc can use to reference this generated
    documentation block. This is optional: when not provided, the
    default value will be set to the document name, lower cased.

```
 
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