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artsy-backbone-mixins

A library of Backbone mixins that DRY up some common domain logic and Artsy API rabbit holes. Used internally at Artsy, but maybe you'll find some useful patterns here.

Installation

Depends on your project's version of Backbone so remember to install both.

npm install backbone --save
npm install artsy-backbone-mixins --save

Usage

Functions are namespaced by common sets of functionality such as "Markdown", "Image", or "Dimensions".

_ = require 'underscore'
{ Markdown, Image } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'

class Artwork extends Backbone.Model

  _.extend @prototype, Markdown
  _.extend @prototype, Image

Markdown

{ Markdown } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'

class Artwork extends Backbone.Model

  _.extend @prototype, Markdown

mdToHtml(attr)

Converts an attribute into markdown

artist.mdToHtml('biography')

mdToHtmlToText(attr)

Converts an attribute into markdown & escapes html.

artist.mdToHtmlToText('biography')

htmlToText(attr)

Escapes html from an attribute.

artist.htmlToText('biography')

Dimensions

{ Dimensions } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'

class Artwork extends Backbone.Model

  _.extend @prototype, Dimensions

dimensions([options])

Commonly dimensions in Artsy's API are structured like { dimensions: { in: "10 x 20" }, metric: "in" }. This provides a convenient method for outputting a formatted dimension string based on this data. Pass in some options for better formatting.

artist.set { dimensions: { in: "10 x 20 in", cm: '13 1/2 x 24  2/3 cm' }, metric: "in" }
artist.dimensions() # '10 x 20 in'
artist.dimensions(metric: 'cm') # 13 1/2  x 24 2/3 cm
artist.dimensions(metric: 'cm', format: 'superscript') # 13 ½  x 24 ⅔ cm
artist.dimensions(metric: 'cm', format: 'decimal') # 13.5  x 24.33 cm

options.metric: ('in' or 'cm') (defaults to @get('metric'))

artist.dimensions(metric: 'cm')

options.format: 'superscript'

Turns 10 3/4 into superscript html like 10 <sup>3/4</sup>.

artist.dimensions(format: 'superscript')

options.format: 'decimal'

Converts porely formatted metric dimensions that appear as fractions into a proper metric decimal formatting.

artist.dimensions(format: 'decimal')

Fetch

Remember to pass in the artsy url.

{ Fetch } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'
{ ARTSY_URL } = require('sharify').data

class Artworks extends Backbone.Collection

  _.extend @prototype, Fetch(ARTSY_URL)

fetchUntilEnd(options)

For paginated routes, fetches the collection's url until the endpoint returns 0 results.

artworks.fetchUntilEnd success: ->
  # Phew... I have all the artworks from Artsy

It respects data params like page (if you fetch page 1 on the server and fetchUntil end on the client for example)

# I already rendered page 1 from a `fetch`...
artworks.fetchUntilEnd
  data:
    page: 2
    size: 20
  success: ->
    # I now have artwork 21 - the end

fetchSetItemsByKey(key, options)

Fetches a set by key and populates the collection with the first result.

featuredLinks.fetchSetItemsByKey 'homepage:featured-sections', success: ->
  featuredLinks.first().get('name').should.equal 'Magnum Photos'

AToZ

{ AToZ } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'

class Artworks extends Backbone.Collection

  _.extend @prototype, AToZ

groupByAlpha()

Sorts a collection groupped alphabetically based on the alphaSortKey function on the model. If there is no alphaSortKey function on the model it will default to @get 'sortable_id'.

Sample output:

{
  '0-9': [ model_instance, model_instance, model_instance ],
  A: [ model_instance, model_instance, model_instance ],
  // ...
  Z: [ model_instance, model_instance, model_instance ]
}
artworks.model.alphaSortKey = -> @get 'title'
artworks.groupByAlpha()

groupByAlphaWithColumns([numberOfColumns])

Groups collection output in a format suitable for rendering in an A-Z list with a specified number of columns. The models must implement a href and displayName method.

Sample output:

[
 { letter: '0-9', columns: [ ... ] },
 { letter: 'A', columns: [ ... ] },
  ...
 { letter: 'Z', columns: [ ... ] }
]
// Each column is a 2D array of objects with `href`, and `name` properties:
columns: [
  [ { href: '...', name: '...' }, ... { href: '...', name: '...' } ],
  [ { href: '...', name: '...' }, ... { href: '...', name: '...' } ],
  [ { href: '...', name: '...' }, ... { href: '...', name: '...' } ]
]
artworks.model.href = -> "/artwork/#{@get 'id'}"
artworks.model.displayName = -> @get 'title'
artworks.groupByAlphaWithColumns()

Image

{ Image } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'

class FeaturedLink extends Backbone.Model

  _.extend @prototype, Image

imageUrl([version])

The Artsy API often structures image data like { image_url: 'foo/bar/:version.jpg' } this method will return a replaced string with sensible defaults.

featuredLink.imageUrl('small')

missingImageUrl()

imageUrl uses the missingImageUrl on the model to know what image to show when it can't find a version of it in the data. Defaults to /image/missing_image.png.

defaultImageVersion()

Tell imageUrl which version to look for first. Defaults to the first item in the image_versions or versions attribute.

hasImage(version)

Checks the image_versions or versions attribute for the image version and returns true/false.

bestImageUrl([versions])

Return an image URL, preferring the earlier versions in versions if available, but degrading to the later ones otherwise. Finally, degrades to missingImageUrl.

feature.bestImageUrl(['large', 'medium', 'small'])

Calendar Urls

{ CalendarUrls } = require 'artsy-backbone-mixins'

class FairEvent extends Backbone.Model

  _.extend @prototype, CalendarUrls({address: 'venue_address', title: 'name'})

googleCalendarUrl()

Produces a url to create a Google calendar event.

event.googleCalendarUrl()

yahooCalendarUrl()

Produces a url to create a Yahoo calendar event.

event.yahooCalendarUrl()

ics()

Produces a url to create Outlook and iCal calendar event.

event.ics()

Contributing

Please fork the project and submit a pull request with tests. Install node modules npm install and run tests with npm test. Be sure to run npm run build to compile coffeescript before your pull request.

License

MIT

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