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sand-abstract-model

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Abstract Model

Abstract Asynchronous Data Model API

Rationale

In REST APIs, I wanted to load nested API objects in a more organized fashion. The primary complexity of doing this was making asynchronous database calls in a synchronous syntax. Using the syntactic sugar of GeneratorFunctions, this module provides a simple way to asynchronously load properties onto a JavaScript model class instance.

The object below exemplifies the type of nested object I'm referring to.

var user = {
  id: 1,
  name: 'My Name',
  image: {
    path: '/user/1.png',
    url: 'https://example.com/user/1.png'
  }
};

Usage

This is an SQL-ish example of how the model works. It may be adapted to many other types of asynchronous methods.

"use strict";
 
const co = require('co');
const AbstractModel = require('AbstractModel').AbstractModel;
const db = require('./db');
 
class ImageModel extends AbstractModel {
  // by default, simply calling `ImageModel.fromRow(row)`, where 
  // row is an instance of Array or Object, will create 
  // an instance of `ImageModel` for each of the given object(s) 
  // with all the original properties attached.
  
  /**
   * @return Promise
   */
  static findByUserId(userId) {
    return db.query('select * from images where user_id = ? limit 1', [userId]);
  }
}
 
 
const AbstractModel = require('AbstractModel').AbstractModel;
const ImageModel = require('./ImageModel');
 
class UserModel extends AbstractModel {
  *load(row, opts) {
    // this will ensure that the row object gets wrapped onto this instance
    yield super.load(row, opts);
    
    // this.id is an (example) Integer user id that got applied
    // in the super.load()
    this.image = yield ImageModel.findByUserId(this.id);
    
    return this;
  }
}
 
 
co(function *() {
  let row = yield db.query('select * from users where user_id = ? limit 1', [userId]);
  let user = yield UserModel.fromRow(row);
  console.log(user);
  
  let rows = yield db.query('select * from users limit 10');
  let users = yield UserModel.fromRow(rows);
  console.log(users);
});

More Examples

See SandJS MySQL Model for a full example.

install

npm i sand-abstract-model

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