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Django mini-framework creating RESTful APIs

Piston is a relatively small Django application that lets you create application programming interfaces (API) for your sites.

It has several unique features:

* Ties into Django's internal mechanisms. * Supports OAuth out of the box (as well as Basic/Digest or custom auth). * Doesn't require tying to models, allowing arbitrary resources. * Speaks JSON, YAML, Python Pickle & XML (and HATEOAS). * Ships with a convenient reusable library in Python. * Respects and encourages proper use of HTTP (status codes, ...). * Has built in (optional) form validation (via Django), throttling, etc. * Supports streaming, with a small memory footprint. * Stays out of your way.

Package version:0.2.2-1+squeeze1


python-django-piston (0.2.2-1+squeeze1) squeeze-security; urgency=low

  * Fix a security issue in the YAML emitter. (CVE-2011-4103)
  * Disable the pickle loader due to security concerns (Closes: #646517)

 -- Michael Ziegler <>  Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:37:58 +0100

python-django-piston (0.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Initial release (Closes: #570919)

 -- Michael Ziegle


django-piston was originally written by Jesper Noehr, but since
its release, many people have contributed invaluable feedback and patches:

Alberto Donato provided a fix for #26, contributed #35, #37 and #38
Matthew Marshall provided fixes for #25 and #24
Pete Karl reported #20
Travis Jensen provided a fix for #24
Benoit Chesneau provided some mimetype helpers
Adam Lowry fixed a bug with the callm


This work was packaged for Debian by:

    Michael Ziegler <> on Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:43:21 +0100

It was downloaded from:

Upstream Author:

    Jesper Noehr <>


    <Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Jesper Noehr>


    The BSD License:

    Redistribution and use in source and binary for

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