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mongo-models

3.0.2 • Public • Published

mongo-models

JavaScript class interfaces to MongoDB collections.

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MongoDB's native driver for Node.js is pretty good. We just want a little sugar on top.

Mongoose is awesome, and big. It's built on top of MongoDB's native Node.js driver. It's a real deal ODM with tons of features. You should check it out.

We wanted something in between the MongoDB driver and Mongoose. A light weight abstraction where we can interact with collections via JavaScript classes and get document results as instances of those classes.

We're also big fans of the object schema validation library joi. Joi works well for defining a model's data schema.

API reference

https://github.com/jedireza/mongo-models/blob/master/API.md

See the old v1.x API reference.

Install

$ npm install mongo-models

Usage

Creating models

You extend the MongoModels class to create new model classes that map to MongoDB collections.

Let's create a Customer model.

'use strict';
const Joi = require('joi');
const MongoModels = require('mongo-models');
 
const schema = Joi.object({
    _id: Joi.object(),
    name: Joi.string().required(),
    email: Joi.string().email(),
    phone: Joi.string()
});
 
class Customer extends MongoModels {
    static create(name, email, phone) {
 
        const document = new Customer({
            name,
            email,
            phone
        });
 
        return this.insertOne(document);
    }
 
    speak() {
 
        console.log(`${this.name}: call me at ${this.phone}.`);
    }
}
 
Customer.collectionName = 'customers'; // the mongodb collection name
Customer.schema = schema;
 
module.exports = Customer;

Example

'use strict';
const BodyParser = require('body-parser');
const Customer = require('./customer');
const Express = require('express');
const MongoModels = require('mongo-models');
 
const app = Express();
const connection = {
    uri: process.env.MONGODB_URI,
    db: process.env.MONGODB_NAME
};
 
app.use(BodyParser.json());
 
app.post('/customers', async (req, res) => {
 
    const name = req.body.name;
    const email = req.body.email;
    const phone = req.body.phone;
    let customers;
 
    try {
        customers = await Customer.create(name, email, phone);
    }
    catch (err) {
        res.status(500).json({ error: 'something blew up' });
        return;
    }
 
    res.json(customers[0]);
});
 
app.get('/customers', async (req, res) => {
 
    const name = req.query.name;
    const filter = {};
 
    if (name) {
        filter.name = name;
    }
 
    let customers;
 
    try {
        customers = await Customer.find(filter);
    }
    catch (err) {
        res.status(500).json({ error: 'something blew up' });
        return;
    }
 
    res.json(customers);
});
 
const main = async function () {
 
    await MongoModels.connect(connection, {});
 
    console.log('Models are now connected.');
 
    await app.listen(process.env.PORT);
 
    console.log(`Server is running on port ${process.env.PORT}`);
};
 
main();

Run the example

To run the example, first clone this repo and install the dependencies.

$ git clone https://github.com/jedireza/mongo-models.git
cd mongo-models
$ npm install

The example is a simple Express API that uses the Customer model we created above. View the code.

$ npm run example

Have a question?

Any issues or questions (no matter how basic), open an issue. Please take the initiative to read relevant documentation and be pro-active with debugging.

Want to contribute?

Contributions are welcome. If you're changing something non-trivial, you may want to submit an issue before creating a large pull request.

License

MIT

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