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Shantanu Nighot
Shantanu Nighot

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Octoprofile - the Django project

I am very happy to share with you the Django project I have been working on last 20 days, it's called an Octoprofile. Project Octoprofile displays the GitHub profile in a better way with Charts and sortable lists.

Octoprofile collects the user information on GitHub using GitHub API endpoints and then Django's function-based view passes it to the template after manipulating the data.

To view your Octoprofile visit and enter your GitHub username. Don't have a GitHub profile, check mine by typing magbanum or by clicking here. The website might be slower for the first load as the project is deployed on Heroku's free dyno.

I have worked a lot on the coding and researching part as I had to make everything from scratch. As I didn't know JavaScript I faced problems in the beginning while sorting the list and displaying the charts. But with the basics of JavaScript and few JavaScript libraries (ChartJS & ListJS), I was able to make them all work.

About the project

I have created an app inside the Django project called profiles and created two templates home.html for the landing page and profile_page.html for the profile page.

The function-based views get_username and get_repodata are used to collect and manipulate the data and pass it to the template profile_page.html. The class-based API views TopLanguages, MostStarred, and StarsPerLanguages are used to create API endpoints for top languages by the user, most starred repositories of the user, and stars per languages respectively. Check out GitHub repository for source code.

ChartJS uses these endpoints and displays charts accordingly. The project is then deployed on the Heroku (free dyno) using Heroku CLI.

Few project features.

  • Clean UI
  • Responsive design
  • Easy navigation
  • Graphical view

Coded with

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3

Built with

  • Django High-level Python Web framework
  • Django REST framework Powerful and flexible toolkit for building Web APIs.
  • ChartJS Simple yet flexible JavaScript charting for designers & developers
  • ListJS Perfect library for adding search, sort, filters to tables, lists and various HTML elements.
  • GitHub API Create calls to get the data you need to integrate with GitHub.
  • Jquery Fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library.

Deployed on

  • Heroku Platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud.

Overall this project was really amazing experience and taught me a lot of things in the development process. I will love to see you acknowledge my efforts by visiting

How's that?

Any suggestions and feedbacks are always welcomed. Bugs are not welcomed but you can definitely let me know if you found one. Visit the project repository here and give it a ⭐ if you liked your Octoprofile and share it with everyone.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this article.🌻

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Top comments (1)

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Akbar Ali

I liked your results. Have you ever been into big Django projects ?