modeljs-model

WIP.

Model.js

WIP.

Data models that can be stored in any database or remote service using adapters.

node:

npm install modeljs-model

browser:

component install modeljs/model
var model = require('modeljs-model');
model('post')
  .attr('title') // defaults to 'string' 
  .attr('body', 'text')
  .attr('published', 'boolean', false);
model('user')
  .attr('email')
    .validate('presence')
    .validate('isEmail')
    .validate('emailProvider', { in: [ 'gmail.com' ] }) // some hypothetical one 
  .attr('username')
    .validator(function(val){
      return !!val.match(/[a-zA-Z]/);
    });

There are two DSL methods for validation.

  1. validate: for using predefined validations (see tower-validator), purely to clean up the API.
  2. validator: for defining custom validator functions right inline. If you want to reuse your custom validator function across models, just move the function into tower-validator.
model('post')
  .where('published').eq(true)
  .select(function(errposts){
 
  });
model('post').query().sort('title', -1).select();

There are 4 main actions for models (which are just delegated to query().action(name):

  • create
  • all
  • update
  • remove
model('post').create();
model('post').select();
model('post').update({ published: true });
model('post').remove();

Under the hood, when you execute one of these actions, they get handled by a database-/service-specific adapter (mongodb, cassandra, facebook, etc.). Those adapters can perform optimizations such as streaming query results back.

MIT