realm-util

    0.1.0 • Public • Published

    realm-util

    JavaScript helper utilities for realm

    NPM

    Build status semantic-release js-standard-style

    Overview

    Realm is a platform for building offline-first, reactive mobile experiences.

    The problem

    When building schemas for Realm you'll quickly find that there are two strange parts.

    1. You often repeat the name of the class that you're decorating with the schema.
    2. When making relationships in Realm's schema, you use a string to reference another model.

    There is (I think) a reason for this. Your class name and the name of the model might be different so effectively requiring a name property on a schema makes it possible to alias a class.

    The problem with using a string is that at least in JavaScript it is hard for tooling to help you. If, instead we use an actual variable to reference to other class in the relationship, then we get all of the tooling help that we want.

    Solution

    We can pull a name off of a class dynamically then use that to pre-populate the schema field's name property. This helps us for both problems 1 & 2 above. Take a look at the example below to see how we can use react-util's withSchema and named functions to decorator the class.

    Getting Started

    Installation

    npm install --save realm-util
    

    Usage (ES5)

    Decorate your classes using withSchema and link complex relationships with named.

    const ru = require('realm-util');
     
    class Recording { }
    const DecoratedRecording = ru.withSchema(Recording, {
      properties: {
        label: { type: 'string' },
        duration: { type: 'int' }
      }
    });
     
    console.log(DecoratedRecording.schema);
    /*
      {
        name: 'Recording',
        properties: {
          label: { type: 'string' },
          duration: { type: 'int' }
        }
      }
     */
     
    class RecordingSet {}
    DecoratedRecordingSet = ru.withSchema(RecordingSet, {
      properties: {
        name: { type: 'string' },
        recordings: { type: 'list', objectType: ru.named(Recording) }
      }
    });
     
    console.log(DecoratedRecordingSet.schema);
    /*
      {
        name: 'RecordingSet',
        properties: {
          name: { type: 'string' },
          recordings: { type: 'list', objectType: 'Recording' }
        }
      }
     */
     

    Usage (babel-decorators-legacy)

    Install babel-plugin-transform-decorators-legacy

    npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-transform-decorators-legacy
    

    Use the realmSchema decorator

    const ru = require('realm-util');
     
    @realmSchema({
      properties: {
        name: { type: 'string' },
        age: { type: 'int' }
      }
    })
    class Artist {
      hello() {
        console.log('hi');
      }
    }
     
    console.log(Artist.schema);
    /*
      {
        name: 'Artist',
        properties: {
          name: { type: 'string' },
          age: { type: 'int' }
        }
      }
     */

    Small print

    Author: Jim Cummins <jimthedev@gmail.com> © 2017

    License: MIT - do anything with the code, but don't blame me if it does not work.

    Support: if you find any problems with this module, email / tweet / open issue on Github

    MIT License

    Copyright (c) 2017 Jim Cummins <jimthedev@gmail.com>

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    npm i realm-util

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