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Fact

Observable, Event Emitting data objects w/ Object.observe and EventEmitter2 in 2.4k

Includes an updated EventEmitter2 that uses a WeakMap to store all event data, preventing instance pollution. Instance data mutation is monitored viaObject.observe.

Getting Started

Object.observe is still in spec development and subject to change. Thankfully, Rafael Weinstein (one of the authors) has made a special build of v8 available as well as a built Chromium to try it out:

Get that here

Download the production version or the development version.

In your web page:

<script src="fact.min.js"></script>
<script>

var user, User;

// Declare an observable, event emitting data object
// that represents a user
User = new Fact({
  first: null,
  last: null,
  id: null,
  fullName: function() {
    return this.first + " " + this.last;
  }
});

// Construct a new new instance of User
user = new User({
  first: "Rick",
  last: "Waldron",
  id: 1
});

user.on("change", function( event ) {

  console.log( "What Changed? ", event.name );
  console.log( "How did it change? ", event.type );
  console.log( "What is the new value? ", event.object[ event.name ] );

});

// look ma' no shitty "getFullName()" methods!
// No more get("fullName") either!
console.log( user.fullName );

// "Rick Waldron"

user.loggedIn = Date.now();

/*
What Changed?  loggedIn
How did it change?  new
What is the new value?  1345768324517
 */

user.first = "Richard";

/*
What Changed?  first
How did it change?  updated
What is the new value?  Richard
 */

user.loggedOut = Date.now();


/*
What Changed?  loggedOut
How did it change?  new
What is the new value?  1345768411891
 */


</script>

Documentation

Create a Fact:

var User = new Fact({
  first: null,
  last: null,
  id: null,
  fullName: function() {
    return this.first + " " + this.last;
  }
});

Use the Fact:

user = new User({
  first: "Rick",
  last: "Waldron",
  id: 1
});

Listen to the Fact:

...For change

user.on("change", function( event ) {

  console.log( "What Changed? ", event.name );
  console.log( "How did it change? ", event.type );
  console.log( "What is the new value? ", event.object[ event.name ] );

});

...For new

user.on("new", function( event ) {
  console.log( "What's new? ", event.name );
  console.log( "What is the new value? ", event.object[ event.name ] );
});

...For updated

user.on("updated", function( event ) {
  console.log( "What was updated? ", event.name );
  console.log( "What is the new value? ", event.object[ event.name ] );
});

...For deleted

user.on("deleted", function( event ) {
  console.log( "What was deleted? ", event.name );
});

Examples

(Coming soon)

Contributing

All contributions must adhere to the Idiomatic.js Style Guide, by maintaining the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

Also, please don't edit files in the "dist" subdirectory as they are generated via grunt. You'll find source code in the "src" subdirectory!

Release History

v0.1.0

License

Copyright (c) 2012 Rick Waldron Licensed under the MIT licenses.

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