Book Builder

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Book Builder

General Document Display Platform

Dev Plan


Book Builder is a web application that displays content authored by markdown.

Book Hosting

Hammer is a web app platform that is used as the substrate for all of the web apps authored by Shrinking World Solutions.

Hammer is deployed and running as a Droplet at Digital Ocean.

This single Droplet runs all of the following domains.

  • Seaman Guides
    • The Leverage Principle
    • A Seaman's Poems
    • A Seaman's Journey
    • A Seaman's Quest

Book Objects

# --------------------
# Book
# title - title of the book
# author - name of author
# description - summary of the book

class Book(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    subtitle = models.CharField(max_length=200, null=True, blank=True)
    author = models.ForeignKey(Author, on_delete=models.CASCADE, editable=False)
    description = models.TextField(default='None')
    doc_path = models.CharField(max_length=200, default='Documents')

# --------------------
# Chapter
# book - points to book object
# order - chapter order
# title - title text of chapter
# markdown - markdown text
# html - HTML text from markdown
# document - path to markdown file

class Chapter(models.Model):
    book = models.ForeignKey(Book, on_delete=models.CASCADE, editable=False)
    order = models.IntegerField()
    title = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    markdown = models.TextField()
    html = models.TextField()
    document = models.CharField(max_length=200)

Book URLs

This general purpose tool displays documents identified by a requested URL.

from django.urls import path

from .views_book import *
from .views_chapter import *

urlpatterns = [

    # Book
    path('book',                        BookView.as_view(),        name='book_theme'),
    path('book/',                       BookListView.as_view(),    name='book_list'),
    path('book/<int:pk>',               BookDetailView.as_view(),  name='book_detail'),
    path('book/add',                    BookCreateView.as_view(),  name='book_add'),
    path('book/<int:pk>/',              BookUpdateView.as_view(),  name='book_edit'),
    path('book/<int:pk>/delete',        BookDeleteView.as_view(),  name='book_delete'),

    # Chapter
    path('chapter/',                    ChapterListView.as_view(),    name='chapter_list'),
    path('chapter/<int:pk>',            ChapterDetailView.as_view(),  name='chapter_detail'),
    path('chapter/add',                 ChapterCreateView.as_view(),  name='chapter_add'),
    path('chapter/<int:pk>/',           ChapterUpdateView.as_view(),  name='chapter_edit'),
    path('chapter/<int:pk>/delete',     ChapterDeleteView.as_view(),  name='chapter_delete'),


Book Views

Book Import

Book Export


  • Django Tests
  • Probe Tests
  • Web Page Tests
  • User Tests

Fixes and Issues

Features Implemented

Features To Implement

Refactor and Simplify