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backbone-nesty

2.0.0 • Public • Published

Backbone Nesty

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Support nested data types like collections and models within your Backbone.js models

Install

NPM

  • Install: npm install --save backbone-nesty
  • Module: require('backbone-nesty')
  • Browserify

    • Install: npm install --save backbone-nesty
    • Module: require('backbone-nesty')
    • CDN URL: //wzrd.in/bundle/backbone-nesty@2.0.0
    • Ender

      • Install: ender add backbone-nesty
      • Module: require('backbone-nesty')
      • Editions

        This package is published with the following editions:

        • backbone-nesty aliases backbone-nesty/index.js which uses Editions to automatically select the correct edition for the consumers environment
        • backbone-nesty/source/index.coffee is Source + CoffeeScript + Require
        • backbone-nesty/esnext/index.js is CoffeeScript Compiled + ESNext + Require
        • backbone-nesty/es2015/index.js is CoffeeScript Compiled + ES2015 + Require

        Older environments may need Babel's Polyfill or something similar.

        Usage

        Example

        // Import
        var Backbone = require('backbone');
        var BackboneNestyModel = require('backbone-nesty').BackboneNestyModel;
         
        // Eye Model
        var EyeModel = Backbone.Model.extend({
            attributes: {
                color: null,
                open: false
            }
        });
         
        // Eye Collection
        var EyeCollection = Backbone.Collection.extend({
            model: EyeModel
        });
         
        // Mouth Model
        var MouthModel = Backbone.Model.extend({
            attributes: {
                open: false
            }
        });
         
        // Head Model
        var HeadModel = BackboneNestyModel.extend({
            // Define our nested collections
            collections: {
                eyes: EyeCollection
            },
         
            // Define our nested models
            models: {
                mouth: MouthModel
            }
        });
         
        // Instantiate our head with our nested data
        var myHead = new HeadModel({
            // will create a mouth model with this data
            mouth: {
                open: true
            },
            // will create an eyes collection with this data
            eyes: [
                // will create an eye model with this data
                {
                    id: 'left',
                    color: 'green',
                    open: true
                },
                // will create an eye model with this data
                {
                    id: 'right',
                    color: 'green',
                    open: true
                }
            ]
        });
         
        // Check
        console.log(myHead.toJSON());
        console.log(myHead.get('eyes.left.open')); // true
        // ^ equiv to myHeader.get('eyes').get('left').get('open')
         
        // Nested Setter
        myHead.set('eyes.left.open', false);
        // ^ equiv to myHeader.get('eyes').get('right').set('open', false)
         
        // Check
        console.log(myHead.toJSON());
        console.log(myHead.get('eyes.left.open')); // false

        BackboneNestyModel API

        require('backbone-nesty').BackboneNestyModel is an extended Backbone.js Model that adds the following functionality:

        • properties
          • collections defaults to {}, an object which keys are the attributes and values are the collection data type for the attribute
          • models defaults to {}, an object which keys are the attributes and values are the model data type for the attribute
          • embed defaults to {}, an object which keys are the attributes and values are boolean on whether or not we should embed the full data of this attribute when calling toJSON on the model or just an id listing
          • strict defaults to true, a boolean for whether or not we should allow unknown attributes to be set on our model
        • methods
          • toJSON() will serialize the model and all nested data types as well, if the embed property for an nested data type is false, that value will be replaced with an id listing instead
          • get(key) adds support for nested gets
          • set(attrs,opts) adds support for nested sets and will instantiate the value according to the nested data type if applicable

        History

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        npm i backbone-nesty

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        Version

        2.0.0

        License

        MIT

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