RPJSONMapper 0.5.2

RPJSONMapper 0.5.2

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LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

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  • Rey Gonzales

Given

@interface Person : NSObject
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *givenName;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *familyName;
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSNumber *yearsOld;
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSNumber *heightInInches;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *languageKnown;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *phone;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *state;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *city;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *zip;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *ssn;
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSDate *birthDate;
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSDate *startDate;
@end

...

NSDictionary *json = @{
        @"firstName" : @"John",
        @"lastName" : @"Jacob",
        @"age" : @25,
        @"heightInInches" : @68.5,
        @"phoneNumber" : @"415-555-1234",
        @"state" : @"California",
        @"city" : @"Daly City",
        @"zip" : @94015,
        @"socialSecurityNumber" : [NSNull null],
        @"birthDate" : @"11-08-1988",
        @"startDate" : @"Nov 05 2012"
};

Before

Person *person = [Person new];
person.givenName = [json objectForKey:@"firstName"];
person.familyName = [json objectForKey:@"lastName"];
person.yearsOld = [json objectForKey:@"age"];
person.heightInInches = [json objectForKey:@"heightInInches"];
person.phone = [json objectForKey:@"phoneNumber"];
person.state = [json objectForKey:@"state"];
person.city = [json objectForKey:@"city"];
NSNumber *zipNumber = [json objectForKey:@"zip"];
if([zipNumber isKindOfClass:[NSNumber class]]
        person.zip = [zipNumber stringValue];

NSString *socialSecurityNumber = [json objectForKey:@"socialSecurityNumber"];
if([socialSecurityNumber isKindOfClass:[NSString class]])
    person.ssn = socialSecurityNumber;

NSDateFormatter *dateFormatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];

NSString *birthDateString = [json objectForKey:@"birthDate"];
if([birthDateString isKindOfClass:[NSString class]]) {
    [dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"MM-dd-yyyy"];
    person.birthDate = [dateFormatter dateFromString:birthDateString];
}

NSString *startDateString = [json objectForKey:@"startDate"];
if([startDateString isKindOfClass:[NSString class]]) {
    [dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"MMM dd yyyy"];
    person.startDate = [dateFormatter dateFromString:startDateString];
}

After

Person *person = [Person new];
[[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] mapJSONValuesFrom:json toInstance:person usingMapping:@{
        @"firstName" : @"givenName",
        @"lastName" : @"familyName",
        @"age" : @"yearsOld",
        @"heightInInches" : @"heightInInches",
        @"phoneNumber" : @"phone",
        @"state" : @"state",
        @"city" : @"city",
        @"zip" : [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] boxValueAsNSStringIntoPropertyWithName:@"zip"],
        @"socialSecurityNumber" : @"ssn",
        @"birthDate" : [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] boxValueAsNSDateIntoPropertyWithName:@"birthDate" usingDateFormat:@"MM-dd-yyyy"],
        @"startDate" : [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] boxValueAsNSDateIntoPropertyWithName:@"startDate" usingDateFormat:@"MMM dd yyyy"]
}];

Explanation

The first key-value pair in the mapping dictionary is @"firstName" : @"givenName". This mapping sets the value of "firstName" from the JSON dictionary (@"John") into @property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *givenName for person.

Another key-value pair is @"zip" : [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] boxValueAsNSStringIntoPropertyWithName:@"zip"]. This mapping retrieves the value of "zip" from the JSON dictionary (@94015), gets the string value of it (@"94015") and then sets it into @property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *zip for person. We box the value as an NSString because we cannot store an NSNumber into an NSString.

The second type of boxing is for NSDates and is demonstrated with the key-value pair @"birthDate" : [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] boxValueAsNSDateIntoPropertyWithName:@"birthDate" usingDateFormat:@"MM-dd-yyyy"]. This, just like the other two key-value pairs, takes the value of "birthDate" from the JSON dictionary (@"11-08-1988"), gets the NSDate value of it using the date format (@"MM-dd-yyyy") and then sets it into @property (nonatomic, strong) NSDate *birthDate. The underlying NSDateFormatter is an instance variable of the RPJSONMapper and is accessed only in a @synchronized call (so it is multi-threaded safe).

But Wait, There's More!

Automatic handling for [NSNull null] values

@interface PowerPack : NSObject
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *supercharger;
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *turbocharger;
@end

...

NSDictionary *json = @{
        @"supercharger" : [NSNull null],
        @"turbocharger" : [NSNull null]
};

PowerPack *mustangPowerPack = [PowerPack new];
[[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] mapJSONValuesFrom:json toInstance:mustangPowerPack usingMapping:@{
        @"supercharger" : @"supercharger", // No need to wrap setObject:forKey: calls with if statements anymore!
        @"turbocharger" : @"turbocharger"
}];

Automatic boxing

@interface Developer : NSObject
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSNumber *bench;
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSNumber *squat;
@property (nonatomic, strong) NSNumber *deadlift;
@end

...

NSDictionary *json = @{
        @"bench" : @"225",
        @"squat" : @"315",
        @"deadlift" : @"405"
};

StrengthLog *log = [StrengthLog new];
[[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] mapJSONValuesFrom:json toInstance:log usingMapping:@{
        @"bench" : @"bench", // Forgot to write boxValueAsNSNumberIntoPropertyWithName:?
        @"squat" : @"squat", // Don't worry!
        @"deadlift" : @"deadlift" // It's done automatically!
}];

JSON Array Parsing

NSDictionary *json = @{...};

NSArray *jsonArray = @[json, json, json];

// Before
NSMutableArray *people = [NSMutableArray array];
if([jsonArray isKindOfClass:[NSArray class]]) {
     for(NSDictionary *subJSON in jsonArray) {
          Person *person = [Person new];
          [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] mapJSONValuesFrom:json toInstance:person usingMapping:@{...}];
          [people addObject:person];
     }
}

// After
people = [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] objectsFromJSONArray:jsonArray withInstantiationBlock:^id { return [Person new];} usingMapping:@{...}];

Child JSON Paths

NSDictionary *largeJSON = @{
            @"Animals" : @[
                    @{
                        @"Dog" : @{}
                    },
                    @{
                        @"Cat" : @{
                            @"Babies" : @[
                                    @{},
                                    @{
                                        @"Runt" : @{
                                                @"Name" : @"Bobby",
                                                @"Age" : @"Kitten"
                                        }
                                    }
                                ]
                        }
                    },
                    @{
                        @"Bird" : @{}
                    }
            ]
    };

// Before
id childJSON = [largeJSON objectForKey:@"Animals"];
if([childJSON isKindOfClass:[NSArray class]] && [childJSON count] > 1) {
    childJSON = [childJSON objectAtIndex:1];
    if([childJSON isKindOfClass:[NSDictionary class]] && [childJSON objectForKey:@"Cat"]) {
        childJSON = [childJSON objectForKey:@"Cat"];
        if([childJSON isKindOfClass:[NSDictionary class]] && [childJSON objectForKey:@"Babies"]) {
            childJSON = [childJSON objectForKey:@"Babies"];
            if([childJSON isKindOfClass:[NSArray class]] && [childJSON count] > 1) {
                childJSON = [childJSON objectAtIndex:1];
            }
        }
    }
}

// After
childJSON = [[RPJSONMapper sharedInstance] childJSONInJSON:largeJSON usingPath:@[@"Animals", @1, @"Cat", @"Babies", @1]];

One multi-threaded safe NSDateFormatter per sharedInstance

NSDateFormatters take a long time to instantiate and thus we want to be careful with how many we have

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