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Marshmallow subclasses with extended features

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Schema is a Marshmallow subclass that saves the data and errors to private members (that you can access by using self.get_data() and self.get_errors())

The point is to not need a data class since, in an API context, all we need is json in json out

It highly uses decorators to avoid (because is automatic) the need of validation and post processing the response

Tree is the tree version with materialized paths and order in a object member (if needed)

MongoSchema and yMongoTree are the MongoDB versions for CRUD plain schemas and tree structures

It is part of the yRest framework (which includes ySanic and yAuth by the moment and yOpenSanic in the future)


class Person(Schema):
  name = fields.Str(required = True)
  age = fields.Int()

  @can_crash(Exception, ErrorSchema, 404)
  @can_crash(ValidationError, ErrorSchema)
  @produces(NameOnlyOkSchema, as_ = "name")
  async def set_name(self, request, schema):
    if schema.get_data()["name"] == "Exception":
      raise Exception("It can crash from a regular Exception")

    if schema.get_data()["name"] == "MakeItCrash":
      raise ValidationError("Crash test")

    self.get_data()["name"] = schema.get_data()["name"]
    return self.get_data["name"]

  @deprecate("Reason to deprecate it")
  async def to_deprecate(self, request):
    return True

As you can see, the first part of the class is a regular marshmallow class with fields declaration

The interesting part is the set_name and to_deprecate members full of decorators

set_name consumes a NameOnlyRequestSchema (which is another yModel use for input validation) that will be filled with the request.json (by default)

With this decorator you will recieve an extra *args item with the model already validated

Then it produces a NameOnlyOkSchema with the return value from the function. So in this case will be something like

  "ok": true,
  "result": "the name of the person"

can_crash automates the error processing by returning a response like

  "ok": false,
  "message": "the raised error"

in the example two exception has been defined:

If the name passed is "Exception" will raise a regular python Exception which will be captured by the first can_crash returning and ErrorSchema and a 404 status

  "ok": false,
  "message": "It can crash from a regular Exception"

If the name passed is "MakeItCrash" it will be captured by the second can_crash and will return an ErrorSchema too but with the status 400

  "ok": false,
  "message": "Crash test"

yModel defines some basic schemas for returning ok OkSchema and not ok ErrorSchema that you can subclass with your own needs (or even use a schema build by you from scratch. It only needs to be a subclass of yModel)

The deprecated decorator will be mostly useful with the yOpenSanic to mark an API endpoint as deprecated

This decorators will help later for introspection since the tree structures are tricky to instrospect


pip install yModel

Tree structures

Add a path and name fields to build the materialized path or add a @pre_load function if you need a different source for the slug (it's using python-slugify but you can use any one else if you add your own @pre_load function)

Check out the tests for examples


Use this class as a guide to create you own backend need (will be nice if you pull request it to this project if the backend is an open sourced one)


Feel free to help if you think something is weird or incomplete by submiting a pull request

I've spend an indecent amount of time dealing with tree structures to know what's essential for that matter but will be no surprise if you have a nice idea to improve this code (at the end of the day I bet you are a smart person)

What is already needed

  • [] Elasticsearch module
  • [] Redis module
  • [] More testing
  • [] Continous integration
  • [] Better help & documentation

I'm not a technical person but still want to help

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