Recently I came back to Django development and after a year my set of tools had change a lot. Mainly because vim became my main text editor. The following lines of code will turn vim into a more powerful tool to work with Django and Python, place them inside your .vimrc:
First lines are activating the Omni Completion feature of Vim for those type of files and the last lines reference Super Tab which installed as a plugin. Now we will define a wrapper, paste this lines inside a file called djvim (DON’T FORGET TO MODIFY YOUR PROJECT PATH):
PROJECT_PATH="/home/marin/Code" if [ $# -eq 2 ] then export PYTHONPATH="$PROJECT_PATH/$1" export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=$1.settings vim $2 else echo "Usage: djvim [Project] [File]" fi
then make the file executable and move it to your /bin folder, that will do the trick. Test djvim with:
user@machine:$ djvim myproject models.py
and inside Vim type:
:python from django import db
Then test the autocomplete with some functions, launch it with the Tab key.