json-lint-d-ts
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Write type safe json files in your project with Typescript.

Installation

yarn -D json-lint-d-ts

Usage

Validation

Import validate function and pass all your JSON files paths with their type declarations.

import { validate } from "json-lint-d-ts";
 
const result = validate([
    ["./hello.json", "./hello.d.ts"],
]);
 
/*
[
  {
    jsonPath: './hello.json',
    jsonErrors: [
      `hello.json (13,3): Type '"World"' is not assignable to type '"world"'.`
    ]
  }
]
*/
console.log(result);

Typescript declaration example:

⚠️ it is important to have type Root in your d.ts file ⚠️

interface HelloLowerCase {
    hello: "world";
}
interface HelloUpperCase {
    HELLO: "WORLD";
}
 
type HelloType = HelloLowerCase | HelloUpperCase;
 
type Root = HelloType
 

The result of the validation:

[
  {
    jsonPath: './hello.json',
    jsonErrors: [
      `hello.json (13,3): Type '"World"' is not assignable to type '"world"'.`
    ]
  }
]

The usage example could be found in demo/hello-world folder.

Generation

It is possible to generate typescript files automatically for existing jsons:

const name = "LintRule";
generate(
    {
        id: "rule-semi",
        name: "semi",
        description: "Rule to describe usage of semicolons",
        level: "warning",
        isLevel: false,
    },
    {
        name: name,
        shouldOutput: true,
    }
);

It will output the file: LintRule.d.ts with the following contents:

export interface LintRule {
    id:          string;
    name:        string;
    description: string;
    level:       string;
    isLevel:     boolean;
}
 
interface Root extends LintRule {}

Advanced usage:

In case you want to generate schemas from endpoint, json-lint-d-ts supports url samples:

const name = "UsersEndpoint";
const result = await generateAsync(["https://yourwebsite.com/api/users?page=1"],
    {
        name: name,
        shouldOutput: true,
    }
);

In case API returns such data back:

{
    "page": 1,
    "per_page": 6,
    "total": 12,
    "total_pages": 2,
    "data": [{
        "id": 1,
        "email": "george.bluth@yourwebsite.com",
        "first_name": "George",
        "last_name": "Bluth",
        "avatar": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/avatar.jpg"
    }, {
        "id": 2,
        "email": "janet.weaver@yourwebsite.com",
        "first_name": "Janet",
        "last_name": "Weaver",
        "avatar": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/avatar.jpg"
    }, {
        "id": 3,
        "email": "emma.wong@yourwebsite.com",
        "first_name": "Emma",
        "last_name": "Wong",
        "avatar": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/avatar.jpg"
    }, {
        "id": 4,
        "email": "eve.holt@yourwebsite.com",
        "first_name": "Eve",
        "last_name": "Holt",
        "avatar": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/avatar.jpg"
    }, {
        "id": 5,
        "email": "charles.morris@yourwebsite.com",
        "first_name": "Charles",
        "last_name": "Morris",
        "avatar": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/avatar.jpg"
    }, {
        "id": 6,
        "email": "tracey.ramos@yourwebsite.com",
        "first_name": "Tracey",
        "last_name": "Ramos",
        "avatar": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/avatar.jpg"
    }],
    "ad": {
        "company": "Weekly News",
        "url": "http://news.org/",
        "text": "A weekly newsletter focusing on development"
    }
    }

the following TS file would be generated:

// UsersEndpoint.d.ts
 
export interface UsersEndpoint {
    page:        number;
    per_page:    number;
    total:       number;
    total_pages: number;
    data:        Datum[];
    ad:          Ad;
}
 
export interface Ad {
    company: string;
    url:     string;
    text:    string;
}
 
export interface Datum {
    id:         number;
    email:      string;
    first_name: string;
    last_name:  string;
    avatar:     string;
}
 
interface Root extends UsersEndpoint {}

Troubleshooting

You could pass boolean value isDiagnosticsFileCreated in the object as a second argument to the validate function

import { validate } from "json-lint-d-ts";
 
const result = validate([
    ["./hello.json", "./hello.d.ts"],
], {
    isDiagnosticsFileCreated: true,
});

This will generate a joined file near your json document hello.json.ts with your types and json content where you could manually compare the difference.

How does all this work?

JSON validation:

Under the hood json-lint-d-ts uses Typescript Compiler by extending compiler host. JSON objects are loaded from filesystem and compared against passed .d.ts files. The result is extracted from diagnostics.

Typescript Schema generation:

For Typescript files generation from raw JSON quicktype is used

Contributing

Please do!

Alternatives

  • jsonschema: JSON Schema is a vocabulary that allows you to annotate and validate JSON documents http://json-schema.org/.
  • joi: schema description language and data validator for JavaScript.

Enjoy

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