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Prog Utils

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Utility library providing type definitions.


Run command: npm install --save @mjamsek/prog-utils



EntityList is a wrapper object for lists. It is used to group list with its metadata (size, offset & limit).


import { EntityList } from "@mjamsek/prog-utils";

const objectArray: MyObject[] = [/* ... */];

* Provide list size separately.
* Useful to store information usually retrieved from
* X-Total-Count header, to represent size of larger collection.
const list: EntityList<MyObject> = EntityList.of(objectList, 23);

* If size is not provided, it defaults to size of given array.
const list: EntityList<MyObject> = EntityList.of(objectList);

* Additionally, you can also provide limit and offset values.
const list: EntityList<MyObject> = EntityList.of(objectList, 23, /*limit: */ 10, /*offset: */ 0);

* Creates empty list, with size 0
const list: EntityList<MyObject> = EntityList.empty();

When using Typescript, we can take advantage of generics, to specify type of entities contained in list.


This type is ported from Java SE platform and has the same behaviour. It is used to wrap values that can be null or undefined, to enable easier handling of such values.

Creating optional:

import { Optional } from "@mjamsek/prog-utils";

const noValue = Optional.empty();
const stringValue: Optional<string> = Optional.of("value");
const unknownValue = Optional.ofNullable(nullableVariable);

Additionally, Optional<T> exposes following methods:

  • get(): T Returns value if present, otherwise throws error.
  • isPresent(): boolean Returns true if value is present, false otherwise.
  • ifPresent(func: Optional.ConsumerFunction<T>): void Executes given function if value is present.
  • ifPresentOrElse(func: Optional.ConsumerFunction<T>, emptyFunc: Optional.EmptyFunction): void Executes first function if value is present, otherwise executes second function.
  • filter(predicate: Optional.PredicateFunction<T>): Optional<T> Executes filter function. If value matches result, it returns itself, otherwise returns empty Optional.
  • map<U>(func: Optional.MapFunction<T, U>): Optional<U> Maps value to another type, using given function.
  • or(func: Optional.SupplierFunction<T>): Optional<T> If value is present, returns itself, otherwise returns new Optional with different value of same type.
  • orElse(other: T): T If value is present, returns value, otherwise returns specified value.
  • orElseThrow<E extends Error>(supplier?: Optional.ExceptionSupplierFunction<E>): T Throws error if value is not present.
  • flatMap(mapper: Optional.MapFunction<T, Optional<T>>): Optional<T> If value is present, returns result of mapper function, otherwise it returns empty Optional.


Sometimes using Optional would be impractical, therefore Opt is provided, to denote a variable may be of type T or null.


Utility functions that are provided by library:

  • getDayOfWeek Returns day of week with monday as 0 index
  • resetTime Trims time from date (sets all parts to 0). DEPRECATED: use truncateTime instead.
  • truncateTime Truncates time from date (sets all parts to 0).
  • getDateDaysAfter Returns date x days after given date
  • getDateDaysBefore Returns date x days before given date
  • daysDiffBetweenDates Returns difference between two dates in days
  • stringIsInteger Checks if string contains integer. DEPRECATED: use isInteger instead.
  • isNumber Checks whether given value is a number type
  • isInteger Checks if number is integer
  • isFloat Checks if number is float
  • isUUID: Validates whether given string is of UUID-like format.

Typescript definitions

Additional definitions for Typescript types:

  • Without<T, U> Resulting type can only contain properties of type T, but not of type U.
  • XOR<T, U> Resulting type can only contain properties of one or the other type, but not both.

And for function types:

  • VoidFunc Function that doesn't accept nor return any value.
  • BasicConsumer<T> Function that consumes value of type T and returns nothing.
  • BiConsumer<T1, T2> Function that consumes two values of type T1 and T2 and returns nothing.
  • BasicSupplier<T> Function that produces (returns) value of type T.
  • BasicMutator<T> Function that maps value of type T to another value of type T.
  • BasicMapper<O, R> Function that maps value of type O to value of type R.


Library provides typed error definitions for easier dealing with multiple errors. You can define your own errors, by extending BaseError like this:

import { BaseError } from "@mjamsek/prog-utils";

export class MyNewError extends BaseError {
    private readonly _myField: number;
    constructor(message: string, myField: number, cause?: Error) {
        super(message, MyNewError, cause);
        this._myField = myField;
    public get myField(): number {
        return this._myField;

Additionally, some typed errors are already provided by library:

  • HttpError Error representing failure during HTTP call.
  • UnknownError When error cannot be mapped to instance of BaseError, you can map to UnknownError.

HTTP Helpers

HTTP Headers

Following header constants are provided:

  • X_SERVICE_NAME: x-service-name
  • X_SERVICE_VERSION: x-service-version
  • X_SERVICE_ENV: x-service-env
  • X_REQUEST_ID: x-request-id
  • X_TOTAL_COUNT: x-total-count
  • X_LIMIT: x-limit
  • X_OFFSET: x-offset
  • CONTENT_DISPOSITION: content-disposition
  • AUTHORIZATION: authorization
  • X_POWERED_BY: x-powered-by

HTTP Statuses

Following status constants are provided:

  • OK: 200,
  • CREATED: 201,
  • ACCEPTED: 202,
  • NO_CONTENT: 204,
  • BAD_REQUEST: 400,
  • FORBIDDEN: 403,
  • NOT_FOUND: 404,
  • CONFLICT: 409,
  • GONE: 410,

Bugs & Features

Any issues, requests for a new feature, etc. can be filled using GitHub Issues.




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