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@tree-house/serializer
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Tree House Serializer

De/serialize json for consistency!

Installation

Install via npm

npm install @tree-house/serializer

or via yarn

yarn add @tree-house/serializer

Serializer

constructor

const mySerializer = new Serializer(resource, configuration, options);

Arguments

resource (string): Name of the resource being serialized

configuration (Object): Configuration for serialisation

options (Object): Extra options for the serializer (optional)

Configuration:

  • attributes (Array): attributes to serialize

Options:

  • case: Convert the case of the keys of data
  • Undefined: Doesn't convert the case
  • camelCase: Converts keys to camelCase
  • snake_case: Converts keys to snake_case
  • kebab-case: Converts keys to kebab-case

Returns

Returns an instance of a custom serializer, ready to use for serializing data.

Serializer instance

serialize - asynchronous

await mySerializer.serialize(data, configuration);

Arguments

data (Object|Array): Dataset to serialize.

configuration (Object): Configuration for serialisation

  • totalCount (Number) *optional: When serializing an array, the totalCount is part of the meta object. If no totalCount is configured, the length of the provided dataset is used.

Besides totalCount, configuration may be used to extend the meta response object with arbitrary keys. The type key however, cannot be overwritten.

Returns

Returns a serialized data respresentation of the given data.

ErrorSerializer

serialize

Arguments

error (Object|Array): Error(s) to serialize.

const errors = ErrorSerializer.serialize([error]);

Returns

  • errors (Object): object containing multiple errors.

Every error can have these properties:

key
status required
title required
id optional
code optional, application specific
detail optional
meta optional
Example
{
  "errors": [
    {
      "id": "ba4b9f14-5b83-4dfd-ac46-1c3868e1b3ec",
        "status": 400,
        "code": "2006",
        "title": "Article not found",
        "detail": "Article with id 892bb574-090d-4d63-a5b5-cb928d5f5c5f not found",
        "meta": {
          "stack": "NotFoundError: ..."
        }
    }
  ]
}

Examples

Basic example

Create a serializer

const { Serializer } = require('tree-house-serializer');

const userSerializer = new Serializer('user', {
  attributes: ['firstName', 'lastName', 'address'],
  address: {
    attributes: ['street', 'number'],
  },
});

Serialize a single resource

const data = {
  firstName: 'John',
  lastName: 'Doe',
  age: 27,
  address: {
    street: 'Markt',
    number: '100',
    city: 'Zonnedorp',
    country: 'Belgium',
  },
};

const result = await userSerializer.serialize(data);

// result:
// {
//   meta: {
//     type: 'user'
//   },
//   data: {
//     firstName: 'John',
//     lastName: 'Doe',
//     address: {
//       street: 'Markt',
//       number: '100',
//     }
//   }
// }

Serialize a list of resources

const data = [
	{
	  firstName: 'John',
	  lastName: 'Doe',
	  age: 27,
	  address: {
	    street: 'Markt',
	    number: '100',
	    city: 'Zonnedorp',
	    country: 'Belgium',
	  },
	}, {
	  firstName: 'Jessie',
	  lastName: 'Doe',
	  age: 26,
	  address: {
	    street: 'Marketstreet',
	    number: '101',
	    city: 'Sunvillage',
	    country: 'United Kingdom',
	  },
	}
];

const result = await userSerializer.serialize(data, { totalCount: 91 });

// result:
// {
//   meta: {
//     type: 'user',
//     count: 2,
//     totalCount: 91
//   },
//   data: [
//     {
//       firstName: 'John',
//       lastName: 'Doe',
//       address: {
//         street: 'Markt',
//         number: '100'
//       }
//     },
//     { ... },
//   ]
// }

Extend the meta object

const data = [
	{
	  firstName: 'John',
	  lastName: 'Doe',
	  age: 25,
	  address: {
	    street: 'Markt',
	    number: '100',
	    city: 'Zonnedorp',
	    country: 'Belgium',
	  },
	}, {
	  firstName: 'Jessie',
	  lastName: 'Doe',
	  age: 27,
	  address: {
	    street: 'Marketstreet',
	    number: '101',
	    city: 'Sunvillage',
	    country: 'United Kingdom',
	  },
	}
];

const result = await userSerializer.serialize(data, { totalCount: 91, averageAge: 26 });

// result:
// {
//   meta: {
//     type: 'user',
//     count: 2,
//     totalCount: 91
//     averageAge: 26
//   },
//   data: [
//     {
//       firstName: 'John',
//       lastName: 'Doe',
//       address: {
//         street: 'Markt',
//         number: '100'
//       }
//     },
//     { ... },
//   ]
// }

Example using a nested serializer

const { Serializer } = require('tree-house-serializer');

const addressSerializer = new Serializer('address', {
  attributes: ['street', 'number'],
});

const userSerializer = new Serializer('user', {
  attributes: ['firstName', 'lastName', 'address'],
  address: addresssSerializer,
});

const data = {
  firstName: 'John',
  lastName: 'Doe',
  age: 27,
  address: {
    street: 'Markt',
    number: '100',
    city: 'Zonnedorp',
    country: 'Belgium',
  },
};

const result = await userSerializer.serialize(data);

// result:
// {
//   meta: {
//     type: 'user'
//   },
//   data: {
//     firstName: 'John',
//     lastName: 'Doe',
//     address: {
//       street: 'Markt',
//       number: '100'
//     }
//   }
// }

Example using a case option

const { Serializer } = require('tree-house-serializer');

const userSerializer = new Serializer(
  'user', 
  { attributes: ['firstName', 'lastName', 'age', 'greeting'] },
  { case: 'snake_case' },
);

const data = {
  firstName: 'John',
  lastName: 'Doe',
  age: '27',
};

const result = await userSerializer.serialize(data);

// result:
// {
//   meta: {
//     type: 'user'
//   },
//   data: {
//     first_name: 'John',
//     last_name: 'Doe',
//     age: '27 years old'
//     greeting: 'Hello, I\'m John Doe',
//   }
// }

Example using a function to transform one property

const { Serializer } = require('tree-house-serializer');

const userSerializer = new Serializer('user', {
  attributes: ['firstName', 'lastName', 'age', 'greeting'],
  age: val => `${val} years old`,
  greeting: (v, data) => `Hello, I'm ${data.firstName} ${data.lastName}`,
});

const data = {
  firstName: 'John',
  lastName: 'Doe',
  age: '27',
};

const result = await userSerializer.serialize(data);

// result:
// {
//   meta: {
//     type: 'user'
//   },
//   data: {
//     firstName: 'John',
//     lastName: 'Doe',
//     age: '27 years old'
//     greeting: 'Hello, I\'m John Doe',
//   }
// }

Example serializing an error

const { ErrorSerializer } = require('tree-house-serializer');
const errorResponse = ErrorSerializer.serialize(ex);

Bugs

When you find issues, please report them:

Be sure to include all of the output from the npm command that didn't work as expected. The npm-debug.log file is also helpful to provide.

Authors

See the list of contributors who participated in this project.

License

This project is licensed under the ISC License - see the LICENSE.md file for details

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npm i @tree-house/serializer

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