Stormberry

Stormberry is an strongly-typed ORM-like code-generation package to provide easy bindings between your dart classes and postgres database. It supports all kinds of relations without any complex configuration.

Outline

This package is still in active development. If you have any feedback or feature requests, write me and issue on github.

Roadmap

  • Features
    • Action constructor parameters
    • Query constructor parameters
  • Documentation
    • Improve Readme
    • Improve example
  • Testing & Maintenance
    • Improve code structure
    • Write tests
  • Long Term
    • Be database agnostic (sub-packages)

Get Started

To get started import stormberry and run the code-generation. You also have to annotate your classes used as database tables.

Code Annotations

You specify your database configuration by annotating some dart classes

Table Classes

The @Table() annotation is the main point for your configuration.

Views

For each table you can define a series of Views, which you can query for. A view is a subset of fields of the table and resolved relations. When you have two-way relations in your models, with Views you have to make sure not to have any cyclic relations.

You specify the modified fields of the a View using the @Field annotation, more specific one of its three constructors.

  • @Field.hidden() hides a specific field from the table
  • @Field.view() specifies which view to use for this field (which has to be a relation to another table)
  • @Field.filtered() specifies a filter (where clause) on this field (TODO)

Queries

For querying a table or view, set a Query to your table. For each query you will have a custom query() method to call on your table.

Most of the time you will want to use the default SingleQuery or MultiQuery classes. When wanting to query a view, use the SingleQuery.forView() or MultiQuery.forView() constructors.

You can specify a custom query with custom sql by extending the Query<T, U> class. You will then need to implement the Future<T> apply(Database db, U params) method.

Actions

You can specify Actions to perform on your table. Similar to the queries, for each action a custom doAction() method is generated for you to use later.

Again you can choose from the default Actions or write a custom class. The available default actions are SingleInsertAction, SingleUpdateAction and SingleDeleteAction as well as their Multi variants.

Indexes

As an advanced configuration you can specify indexes on your table using the TableIndex class.

Database migration tool

Stormberry comes with a database migration tool, to create or update the schema of your database.

To use this run the following command from the root folder of your project.

flutter pub run stormberry

In order to connect to your database, provide the following environment variables: DB_HOST, DB_PORT, DB_NAME, DB_USERNAME, DB_PASSWORD and DB_SSL.

Libraries

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