An Ember CLI Addon that takes a nested Plain Old Javascript Object (POJO) and returns an Ember Object, resolving any keys to "models" by using the Ember resolver and creating new objects of that model type.
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What sl-ember-modelize is

A mixin that will take a Plain Old Javascript Object (POJO) and turn it into a series of nested model objects, based on the models registered in your application's container. This works for objects stored on keys and on arrays of objects stored on keys too. This mixin will:

  • Recursively resolve keys (via the container) on an object and check to see if a model exists that matches that key
  • Create models for keys and store the key's contents in those models



Development Environment


  • git clone this repository
  • npm install
  • bower install


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How to use this addon in your application

Install this addon as a Node module

ember install:addon sl-ember-modelize

Use the mixin

Include it in your objects like so:

import ModelizeMixin from 'sl-ember-modelize/mixins/modelize';

Ember.Object.extend( ModelizeMixin, {} );

You can now call modelize from within that object like so:

modelizedObj = this.modelize( POJO );

How it works

Consider this fixture:

fixture: {
    foo: {
        bar: {
            car: [
                    name: 'car1',
                    color: 'blue'
                    name: 'car2',
                    color: 'red'
                    name: 'car3',
                    color: 'black'
            test: 'this is a bar model'
        text: 'this is a foo model'

Passing this POJO through the modelize function will cause the object stored in the values for foo, bar, and the array stored on car to be replaced with the models defined for those key names in the app. Modelize looks up models via Ember's container and if a model is found then it is instantiated with the values from the fixture.


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Copyright and License

sl-ember-modelize and its source files are Copyright © 2014 SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. The software is MIT Licensed


This software is provided “as is” and without any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.