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Haskell Implementation of the JSON-API specification

Attribution

This codebase is a fork of the original json-api lib authored by Todd Mohney.

The specification

Find the specification here

Example usage

Let's start with a simple User resource record:

data UserResource = UserResource
  { resourceId        :: Text
  , emailAddress :: Text
  , firstName :: Text
  , middleName :: Maybe Text
  , lastName  :: Text
  } deriving (Eq, Show)

$(deriveJSON defaultOptions ''UserResource)

instance ResourcefulEntity UserResource where
  resourceIdentifier = resourceId
  resourceType _ = "users"
  resourceLinks = Just . JSONApi.showLink
  resourceMetaData _ = Nothing
  resourceRelationships _ = Nothing

From this, we can use the json-api package to produce a payload conformant to the JSON-API specification like so:

-- Import the JSON API
import qualified Network.JSONApi as JSONApi
-- Builds the Document which will be serialized as our
-- web server's response payload
let userResource = UserResource {
    resourceId = "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9"
  , emailAddress = "[email protected]"
  , firstName = "John"
  , middleName = "Adrian"
  , lastName = "Doe"
  }
JSONApi.mkDocument userResource Nothing Nothing

When delivered as a response from a web server, for example, we get a payload that looks like this:

{
  "data": {
      "attributes": {
          "resourceId": "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9",
          "middleName": "Adrian",
          "lastName": "Doe",
          "emailAddress": "[email protected]",
          "firstName": "John"
      },
      "relationships": null,
      "id": "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9",
      "meta": null,
      "type": "users",
      "links": {
          "self": "/users/8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9"
      }
  },
  "meta": null,
  "included": [],
  "links": null
}

Now suppose you want to send back a collection of resources (e.g: User resources).

-- Import the JSON API
import qualified Network.JSONApi as JSONApi
-- Builds the Document which will be serialized as our
-- web server's response payload
let userResource1 = UserResource {
    resourceId = "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9"
  , emailAddress = "[email protected]"
  , firstName = "John"
  , middleName = Nothing
  , lastName = "Doe"
  }
let userResource2 = UserResource {
    resourceId = "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9"
  , emailAddress = "[email protected]"
  , firstName = "Jane"
  , middleName = Nothing
  , lastName = "Doe"
  }
JSONApi.mkDocuments [userResource1, userResource2] Nothing Nothing

When delivered as a response from a web server, for example, we get a payload that looks like this:

{
  "data": [{
      "attributes": {
          "resourceId": "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9",
          "middleName": "Adrian",
          "lastName": "Doe",
          "emailAddress": "[email protected]",
          "firstName": "John"
      },
      "relationships": null,
      "id": "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9",
      "meta": null,
      "type": "users",
      "links": {
          "self": "/users/8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c9"
      }},{
      "attributes": {
          "resourceId": "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c8",
          "lastName": "Doe",
          "emailAddress": "[email protected]",
          "firstName": "Jane"
      },
      "relationships": null,
      "id": "8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c8",
      "meta": null,
      "type": "users",
      "links": {
          "self": "/users/8b384d842a8b33fdcaf6207ad45b62c8"
      }
    }]
  },
  "meta": null,
  "included": [],
  "links": null
}

Example Project

There is an example project illustrating how the library can be used in the context of a web application.

Hackage

Module documentation can be found on Hackage