How to debug in Django, the good way? [closed] How to debug in Django, the good way? [closed] python python

How to debug in Django, the good way? [closed]


There are a bunch of ways to do it, but the most straightforward is to simply use the Python debugger. Just add following line in to a Django view function:

import pdb; pdb.set_trace()

or

breakpoint()  #from Python3.7

If you try to load that page in your browser, the browser will hang and you get a prompt to carry on debugging on actual executing code.

However there are other options (I am not recommending them):

* return HttpResponse({variable to inspect})* print {variable to inspect}* raise Exception({variable to inspect})

But the Python Debugger (pdb) is highly recommended for all types of Python code. If you are already into pdb, you'd also want to have a look at IPDB that uses ipython for debugging.

Some more useful extension to pdb are

pdb++, suggested by Antash.

pudb, suggested by PatDuJour.

Using the Python debugger in Django, suggested by Seafangs.


I really like Werkzeug's interactive debugger. It's similar to Django's debug page, except that you get an interactive shell on every level of the traceback. If you use the django-extensions, you get a runserver_plus managment command which starts the development server and gives you Werkzeug's debugger on exceptions.

Of course, you should only run this locally, as it gives anyone with a browser the rights to execute arbitrary python code in the context of the server.


A little quickie for template tags:

@register.filter def pdb(element):    import pdb; pdb.set_trace()    return element

Now, inside a template you can do {{ template_var|pdb }} and enter a pdb session (given you're running the local devel server) where you can inspect element to your heart's content.

It's a very nice way to see what's happened to your object when it arrives at the template.


matomo