The JavaScript Database

http://www.taffydb.com/

The JavaScript Database

An opensouce library that brings database features into your JavaScript applications.

Introduction

How you ever noticed how JavaScript object literals look a lot like records? And that if you wrap a group of them up in an array you have something that looks a lot like a database table? TaffyDB is a libary to bring powerful database funtionality to that concept and rapidly improve the way you work with data inside of JavaScript.

What makes it sticky

  • Small file size, extremely fast queries
  • Powerful JavaScript centric data selection engine
  • Database inspired features such as count, update, and insert
  • Robust cross browser support
  • Easily extended with your own functions
  • Compatible with any DOM library (jQuery, YUI, Dojo, etc)
  • Compatible with Server Side JS

Create a Database

// Create DB and fill it with records
var friends = TAFFY([
	{"id":1,"gender":"M","first":"John","last":"Smith","city":"Seattle, WA","status":"Active"},
	{"id":2,"gender":"F","first":"Kelly","last":"Ruth","city":"Dallas, TX","status":"Active"},
	{"id":3,"gender":"M","first":"Jeff","last":"Stevenson","city":"Washington, D.C.","status":"Active"},
	{"id":4,"gender":"F","first":"Jennifer","last":"Gill","city":"Seattle, WA","status":"Active"}	
]);

Filter using the database name and object comparison

// Find all the friends in Seattle
friends({city:"Seattle, WA"});

// Find John Smith, by ID
friends({id:1});

// Find John Smith, by Name
friends({first:"John",last:"Smith"});

Access data easily

// Kelly's record
var kelly = friends({id:2}).first();

// Kelly's last name
var kellyslastname = kelly.last;

// Get an array of record ids
var cities = friends().select("id");

// Get an array of distinct cities
var cities = friends().distinct("city");

// Apply a function to all the male friends
friends({gender:"M"}).each(function (r) {
   alert(r.name + "!");
});

Modify data on the fly

// Move John Smith to Las Vegas
friends({first:"John",last:"Smith"}).update({city:"Las Vegas, NV:"});

// Remove Jennifer Gill as a friend
friends({id:4}).remove();

// insert a new friend
friends.insert({"id":5,"gender":"F","first":"Jennifer","last":"Gill","city":"Seattle, WA","status":"Active"});

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