Model primitive arrays.

1.0.2 2019-10-08 13:20 UTC

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What and why?

Model associative array's as objects. This is useful when you would like some description of what is in associative array for future reference. Often times, in code you're also need to model certain kinds of behavior around data from various sources (api responses, arbitrary database queries, etc.).


Extend the ZingleCom\ArrayModel\AbstractModel class and add annotations to describe the kinds of data it models. Example:

use ZingleCom\ArrayModel\AbstractModel;

 * @method int getId()
 * @method string getUsername()
 * @method bool isActive()
 * @method array getFriends()
class SomeApiReponse extends AbstractModel {}

// later in code
// @var array $response
$response = $httpClient->get('/user/123');

// $response suppose arr now contains an associative array like:
// [
//      'id' => 123,
//      'username' => 'bob',
//      'active' => true,
//      'friends' => [234, 345],
// ]
$model = new SomeApiResponse($response);
echo $model->getId(); // prints 123
echo $model->getUsername(); // prints bob
echo $model->isActive() ? 'YES' : 'NO'; // prints YES
echo json_encode($model->getFriends()) // prints [234, 345]


Open a PR against master. If you see any serious concerns email me at zach dot quintana at gmail dot com.

Happy coding!