JSONAPI library developed for AngularJS in Typescript
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Jsonapi client library developed for AngularJS based on typescript.

Supported features

  • TS Definitions for strong typing and autocomplete (See example image)
  • Get a simple resource or a collection of resources
  • Include support (also, when you save)
  • Two+ equal calls, only one HTTP request.
  • Cache (on memory): Before a HTTP request objects are setted with cached data.
  • Cache (on memory): TTL of collections
  • Cache (on memory): TTL of resources
  • Equal requests, return a same ResourceObject
  • Long time cache (localstorage)
  • Sorting
  • Pagination
  • Filtering by attributes through a string or a regular expression
  • Filtering by regular expression
  • Get a relationship from a URL (url like attributes->relationships->resource->links->self)
  • Default values for a new resource
  • Properties on collections like $length, $isloading or $source (empty |cache|server)


More information on examples section.


First of all, you need read, read and read Jsonapi specification.

npm install ts-angular-jsonapi --save

Dependecies and customization

  1. Add Jsonapi dependency.
  2. Configure your url and other paramemeters.
  3. Inject JsonapiCore somewhere before you extend any class from Jsonapi.Resource.
import 'ts-angular-jsonapi';

var app = angular.module('yourAppName', ['rsJsonapi']);

app.config(['rsJsonapiConfig', (rsJsonapiConfig) => {
    angular.extend(rsJsonapiConfig, {
        url: 'http://localhost:8080/v1/'

var MyController = function(JsonapiCore) {
  // ...
MyController.$inject = ['JsonapiCore'];


Like you know, the better way is with examples. Based on endpoints example library.

Defining a resource


class AuthorsService extends Jsonapi.Resource {
    type = 'authors';
    public schema: Jsonapi.ISchema = {
        attributes: {
            name: { presence: true, length: { maximum: 96 } },
            date_of_birth: {},
            date_of_death: {},
            created_at: {},
            updated_at: {}
        relationships: {
            books: {},
            photos: {}
angular.module('demoApp').service('AuthorsService', AuthorsService);

Get a collection of resources


class AuthorsController {
    public authors: any = null;

    /** @ngInject */
    constructor(AuthorsService) {
        this.authors = AuthorsService.all();

View for this controller

<p ng-repeat="author in vm.authors">
    id: {{ author.id }} <br />
    name: {{ author.attributes.name }} <br />
    birth date: {{ author.attributes.date_of_birth | date }}

More options? Collection filtering

Filter resources with attribute: value values. Filters are used as 'exact match' (only resources with attribute value same as value are returned). value can also be an array, then only objects with same attribute value as one of values array elements are returned.

let authors = AuthorsService.all(
    { filter: { name: 'xx' } }

Get a single resource

From this point, you only see important code for this library. For a full example, clone and see demo directory.

let author = AuthorsService.get('some_author_id');

More options? Include resources when you fetch data (or save!)

let author = AuthorsService.get(
    { include: ['books', 'photos'] },
    success => {
        console.log('Author loaded.', success);
    error => {
        console.log('Author don`t loaded. Error.', error);

TIP: these parameters work with all() and save() methods too.

Add a new resource

let author = this.AuthorsService.new();
author.attributes.name = 'Pablo Reyes';
author.attributes.date_of_birth = '2030-12-10';

Need you more control and options?

let author = this.AuthorsService.new();
author.attributes.name = 'Pablo Reyes';
author.attributes.date_of_birth = '2030-12-10';

// some_book is an another resource like author
let some_book = this.BooksService.get(1);

// some_publisher is a polymorphic resource named company on this case
let some_publisher = this.PublishersService.get(1);
author.addRelationship(some_publisher, 'company');

// wow, now we need detach a relationship
author.removeRelationship('books', 'book_id');

// this library can send include information to server, for atomicity
author.save( { include: ['book'] });

// mmmm, if I need get related resources? For example, books related with author 1
let relatedbooks = BooksService.all( { beforepath: 'authors/1' } );

Update a resource

let author = AuthorsService.get('some_author_id');
this.author.attributes.name += 'New Name';
this.author.save(success => {
    console.log('author saved!');

Handling errors

More examples

  • Pagination (is comming)
  • Include anothers resources (is comming)

Demo local

For demo purposes you can run local server and test this library:

Run jsonapi endpoints example server

git clone git@github.com:endpoints/endpoints-example.git
cd endpoints-example
npm install
npm start

More information in https://github.com/endpoints/endpoints-example.

Now, you have jsonapi endpoints like http://localhost:8080/v1/authors.

Run TS Angular Jsonapi Demo App

git clone git@github.com:reyesoft/ts-angular-jsonapi.git
cd ts-angular-jsonapi
npm install -g gulp typings
npm run demoinstall
gulp serve


First you need run the demo. Next, when you made new features on your fork, please run

gulp dist

And commit! Don't forget your pull request :)