Creating FireLoop Models

Jonathan Casarrubias edited this page Nov 10, 2016 · 19 revisions

When you start building a system, the fist thing you need to do right after your setup, is to start creating your API Models.

This models are similar to LoopBack Models, but with a difference... This models will be created and executed using TypeScript instead of JavaScript. (POW!)

Creating FireLoop Models

$ cd myproject
$ fireloop model MyModel

? Enter the model name: MyModel
? Select the data-source to attach MyModel to: db (memory)
? Select model's base class PersistedModel
? Expose MyModel via the REST API? Yes
? Custom plural form (used to build REST URL): 
? Common model or server only? common
Let's add some MyModel properties now.

Enter an empty property name when done.
? Property name: text
   invoke   loopback:property
? Property type: string
? Required? No
? Default value[leave blank for none]: 

Let's add another MyModel property.
Enter an empty property name when done.
? Property name: 

Generating: ./common/models/my-model.ts

If you have experience with LoopBack you will see it is the same creational flow, is just that as described before; The model will be created in TypeScript Language.

Model Structure

Now that your Models are in TypeScript you will see these are different in structure to the LoopBack ones, but it has the exact same functionality.

import { Model } from '@mean-expert/model';
 * @module Todo
 * @description
 * Write a useful Todo Model description.
 * Register hooks and remote methods within the
 * Model Decorator
  hooks: {
    beforeSave: { name: 'before save', type: 'operation' }
  remotes: {
    myRemote: {
      returns : { arg: 'result', type: 'array' },
      http    : { path: '/my-remote', verb: 'get' }

class Todo {
  // LoopBack model instance is injected in constructor
  constructor(public model: any) {}

  // Example Operation Hook
  beforeSave(ctx: any, next: Function): void {
    console.log('Todo: Before Save');
  // Example Remote Method
  myRemote(next: Function): void {

module.exports = Todo;