The Jiggler is © 2012 Cartoon Network
Jiggler is framework agnostic and works with any object oriented approach to model declaration. We use it in production at Heyride for serializing all of our REST API responses which are derived from Mongoose objects.
This package does not handle serialization of object representations. The most common use case is to produce a JSON string from a representation and this is easily done with a single call to JSON.stringify(). It would be fairly straightforward to add support for serializers (including XML). We welcome pull requests.
Let’s use the Mongoose Blog Schema definition as an example:
var blogSchema =title: Stringauthor: Stringbody: Stringcomments: body: String date: Datedate: type: Date default: Datenowhidden: Booleanmeta:votes: Numberfavs: Number;var Blog = mongoose;
Let’s define a representation that formats blog objects for API consumption. Only fields specifically defined in a template will be rendered. In addition, you can provide a value formatter function to manipulate values prior to their inclusion in the serialized response:
var J = ;J
Now we can render a representation of a blog object (or an array of blog objects) using this template:
// Create the blog instancevar post =title: 'A Song of Ice and Fire'author: 'George R. R. Martin'comments:body: 'I love this one!'date:hidden: falsemeta:votes: 22favs: 12;// Apply the representation templateJas;// Or represent an array of postsJas
_id: "12345"title: "A Song of Ice and Fire"author: "George R. R. Martin"comments:body: "I love this one!"date: Tue Dec 18 2012 15:14:34 GMT-hidden: "no"_id: "12345"title: "A Song of Ice and Fire"author: "George R. R. Martin"comments:body: "I love this one!"date: Tue Dec 18 2012 15:14:34 GMT-hidden: "no"_id: "12345"title: "A Song of Ice and Fire"author: "George R. R. Martin"comments:body: "I love this one!"date: Tue Dec 18 2012 15:14:34 GMT-hidden: "no"
Templates are registered using the
define method. You must provide a name for the template and an array of field definitions.
Simple template inheritence is allowed by passing an options hash including a key of extends and a value which is the name of a previously defined template:
If a field is redefined in an extension template, the most inherited version of the field will be used.
Field definitions are defined using the Field factory provided when requiring jiggler. In all examples we have referenced this factory as
Fields require a name and a variety of options may also be specified to control representation output including attaching virtual properties and formatted properties:
// Include the source key 'fieldName' in the representation objectJ// Include the source key 'anObject' and represent it using the template 'a_template'J// Include the source key 'firstName' and format the value using the provided functionJ// Include a represented key 'relationship' and populate it using the specified function// The complete source object and a representation context is passedJ// Include field metadata that can be used for documentation purposesJ
See the unit tests for additional examples.
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