backbone-rels

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Backbone one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships for the browser and nodejs.

Install

npm install backbone-rels

Use

Check out the test models for examples. Basically...

Rels = require 'backbone-rels'

You can optionally bind Rels to your own Backbone instance (rather than the stock one) like so...

Backbone = require 'backbone'
Rels = require('backbone-rels') Backbone

You'll want to do this if you've overridden methods on Backbone, like sync, for example, and you want to maintain proper inheritance. This is not an issue in the browser, however.

Once you have a Rels reference...

class MyModel extends BackboneRels.Model
  rels:
    modelA:
      hasOne: ModelA
      myFk: 'modelAId'
    modelBs:
      hasMany: ModelB
      theirFk: 'myModelId'
    modelCs:
      hasMany: ModelC
      via: JoinModel
      myViaFk: 'myModelId'
      theirViaFk: 'modelCId'
class MyModel.Collection extends BackboneRels.Collection
  model: MyModel
  url: '/my-models'

With this structure in place, you can now do this...

myModel = MyModel.new()
modelA = ModelA.new()
myModel.set.modelA modelA
myModel.get 'modelAId' # modelA.id
myModel.get.modelA # modelA
myModel.get.modelBs # ModelB.Collection
myModel.get.modelCs # ModelC.Collection
myModel.get.modelCs.via # JoinModel.Collection
myModel.get.modelCs.add ModelC.new()
myModel.get.modelCs.length # 1
myModel.get.modelCs.via.length # 1

Check out the tests for more examples.

Test

make test

Licence

Copyright (C) 2012 Casey Foster casey@caseywebdev.com

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