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Homepage https://github.com/fahidattique55/FAParser
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Platforms ios 9.0
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Features

  • You can parse JSON using Apple’s Key value coding technique with minimum lines of code.
  • You can archive & unarchive your custom object in User Defaults with minimum lines of code.
  • You can convert models to JSON request format e.g [String: Any] Dictionary
  • You can further convert this dictionary to JSON string format

Installation

CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

To integrate FAParser into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '10.0'
use_frameworks!

target '<Your Target Name>' do
pod 'FAParser'
end

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install

Pre-Requisite

  • Key Value Coding
  • To learn about key-value-coding, please visit Apple’s official KVC documentation

Usage

JSON Parsing

  • Let suppose, if following is the JSON response object of your API call

//  Let say we get a JSON object of Movie as response from API call,

{  

    "id":"m_123456789",
    "Title":"Batman",
    "Year":"1989",
    "Rated":"PG-13",
    "Released":"23 Jun 1989",
    "Runtime":"126 min",
    "Genre":"Action, Adventure",
    "Director":"Tim Burton",
    "Writer":"Bob Kane (Batman characters), Sam Hamm (story), Sam Hamm (screenplay), Warren Skaaren (screenplay)",
    "Actors":"Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl",
    "Language":"English, French",
    "Country":"USA, UK",
    "Awards":"Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 22 nominations.",
    "Poster":"https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTYwNjAyODIyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDMwMDk2._V1_SX300.jpg",

    "Ratings":[  
        {  
            "Source":"Internet Movie Database",
            "Value":"7.6/10"
        },
        {  
            "Source":"Rotten Tomatoes",
            "Value":"72%"
        },
        {  
            "Source":"Metacritic",
            "Value":"69/100"
        }
    ],

    "Author":{  
        "name" :"Fahid Attique",
        "email":"[email protected]"
    },

    "Metascore":"69",
    "imdbRating":"7.6",
    "imdbVotes":"279,110",
    "imdbID":"tt0096895",
    "Type":"movie",
    "DVD":"25 Mar 1997",
    "BoxOffice":"N/A",
    "Production":"Warner Bros. Pictures",
    "Website":"N/A",
}

JSON Parsing with Key Value Coding


import FAParser

let movie = Movie.objectfrom(json: responseFromAPI)

Class Movie

  • Make sure the name of keys of JSON response matches exactly the same with the name of properties/keys of your modal class, as Apple follows it in KVC
  • For special cases like "id", you can use other names like "movie_id" or "movieID" etc

class Movie: NSObject {

    // MARK: Properties

    //  Array of Nested JSON object
    var  Ratings:Array<Rating>? = nil

    //  Nested JSON object
    var  Author:Author? = nil

    //  JSON simple keys

    var  movie_id :String = ""      //  Special case

    var  Title :String = ""
    var  Year:String = ""
    var  Rated:String = ""
    var  Released:String = ""
    var  Runtime:String = ""
    var  Genre:String = ""
    var  Director:String = ""
    var  Writer:String = ""
    var  Actors:String = ""
    var  Language:String = ""
    var  Country:String = ""
    var  Awards:String = ""
    var  Poster:String = ""
    var  Metascore:String = ""
    var  imdbRating:String = ""
    var  imdbVotes:String = ""
    var  imdbID:String = ""
    var  Type:String = ""
    var  DVD:String = ""
    var  BoxOffice:String = ""
    var  Production:String = ""
    var  Website:String = ""

    // MARK: initialization

    override init() {
        super.init()
    }

    // MARK: KVC + JSON Parsing

    override func setValue(_ value: Any?, forKey key: String) {

        if let aVlaue = value {

            if key == "Author" {   //  As our JSON have nested JSON object with this key 

                //  Parse Nested JSON using FAParser 

                Author = Author.objectfrom(json: value) 
            }
            else if key == "Ratings" {   //  As out JSON have an array of nested JSON objects

                //  Parse Array of Nested JSON objects using FAParser 

                Ratings = Rating.objectsfrom(jsonArray: value as! Array)
            }
            else{   //  In case of simple JSON keys i.e: Not a nested JSON object or an Array of JSON objects

                if key == "id"{     //  Special cases only. Otherwise no need of adding if statement
                    movie_id = value
                }
                else{
                    //  Following code will automatically parse remaining fields of your JSON to model as their names are same as our Model properties

                    super.setValue(aVlaue, forKey: key)
                }
            }
        }
    }

    override func setValue(_ value: Any?, forUndefinedKey key: String) {

        //  In case there is a key in JSON that does not exist as a property in our Model Class

        print("This class is not key-value-compliant for key: (key) & value : (value)")
    }
}

Class Author


class Author: NSObject {

    // MARK: Properties

    var name:String = ""
    var email:String = ""

    // MARK: initialization

    override init() {
        super.init()
    }

    // MARK: KVC + JSON Parsing

    override func setValue(_ value: Any?, forKey key: String) {

        //  Following code will automatically parse JSON to model as their names are same as our Model properties
        super.setValue(value, forKey: key) 
    }

    override func setValue(_ value: Any?, forUndefinedKey key: String) {

        //  In case there is a key in JSON that does not exist as a property in our Model Class
        print("This class is not key-value-compliant for key: (key) & value : (value)")
    }
}

Class Rating


class Rating: NSObject {

    // MARK: Properties

    var Source:String = ""
    var Value:String = ""

    // MARK: initialization

    override init() {
        super.init()
    }

    // MARK: KVC + JSON Parsing

    override func setValue(_ value: Any?, forKey key: String) {

        //  Following code will automatically parse JSON to model as their names are same as our Model properties
        super.setValue(value, forKey: key) 
    }

    override func setValue(_ value: Any?, forUndefinedKey key: String) {

        //  In case there is a key in JSON that does not exist as a property in our Model Class
        print("This class is not key-value-compliant for key: (key) & value : (value)")
    }
}

Archiving & Unarchiving

  • Let say, you want to archive the Movie class object in UserDefaults. Just inherit it from Class "FAAutoCode"

import FAParser

//  Subclass your Custom Modal Class with FAAutoCode Class 

class Movie: FAAutoCode {  

    ...     //  Additional code, if exist 

    // MARK: NSCoding

    required init(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) {
        super.init(coder: aDecoder)
    }

}
  • All Done!!! FAAutoCode Class will automatically write the NSCoding protocols code for class Movie

//  Now you can Archive your custom object with fillowing lines of code

let data = NSKeyedArchiver.archivedData(withRootObject:<custom object>)
UserDefaults.standard.set(data, forKey: "<Any Key you want>")
UserDefaults.standard.synchronize()

//  To Unarchive your custom object from User Defaults, use the following code

if let data = UserDefaults.standard.value(forKey: "<Any Key you want>") {
    movie = NSKeyedUnarchiver.unarchiveObject(with: data as! Data) as! <Custom Class>?
}

AFJSONable

  • Let say, you want to convert Movie class object in dictionary to pass it in some api request. Just conform it to protocol "AZJSONable"

import FAParser

//  conform your Modal Class with AZJSONable Protocol  

class Movie: AZJSONable {  

    var title:  String = ""
    var actor:  String = ""
}
  • And to convert we only just need to do this

    let movie: Movie = Movie()

    movie.title     = "La La Land"
    movie.actor    = "Emma Stone"

    let dictFormat :[String: Any] = (movie.toDictionary()) // will convert full object to dictionary

    // To convert it in JSON String 

    dictFormat.jsonString() // or use 

    dictFormat.jsonString(prettify: true)

License

FAParser is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

Author

Fahid Attique – (https://github.com/fahidattique55)

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "FAParser",
    "version": "0.1.5",
    "summary": "JSON Parsing technique using Key Value Coding.",
    "description": "1. You can parse JSON using this technique with minimum lines of code.n2. You can archive and unarchive a custom object in User Defaults with minimum lines of code.",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/fahidattique55/FAParser",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    },
    "authors": {
        "Fahid Attique": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/fahidattique55/FAParser.git",
        "tag": "0.1.5"
    },
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "9.0"
    },
    "source_files": "FAParser/Classes/**/*",
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "3.0"
}

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