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AngularJS Circular Dependency Fix

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We have changed the structure of the Angular SDK to break cyclic dependencies. Due to this, the following changes have been made:

  • Model deserialization logic has moved out from model files.
  • We have added new files ObjectMapper.js and ModelFactory.js to the SDK.
  • BaseModel is now being used to assign values to model properties (when model class is directly instantiated)
  • BaseController has been added to the SDK.

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Detailed Changes

  • Previously, models were being imported in other model files because model deserialization was done inside the model files. This caused cyclic dependencies in some cases. To break this cyclic dependency, we have changed the structure of model classes and added ObjectMapper and ModelFactory files alongwith changes to Controllers and BaseModel files as well as addition of BaseController file.
  • ObjectMapper service is now being used for mapping the model fields with their appropriate values.
  • Model instantiation has now moved to ModelFactory.js service. Previously, controllers directly instantiated models.
  • Previously, properties of a model object were deserialized (or mapped with their corresponding values) inside the model file itself. This behavior has changed now. Model files do not deserialize the object themselves. There are 2 cases: We still allow users to create instances of models and pass in an object. In this case, the correct value for a model field is gotten from the object (if it is defined). So the correct object needs to be passed in the constructor (with the right property names and values). However, if a model is instantiated using the model factory (as is done in the controllers now), then model deserialization will be handled by the ObjectMapper service.
  • We are now maintaining a mapping object in model files which contains information about the properties of the models/exceptions.
  • The toJSON function in BaseModel.js has been updated according to the mappingInfo addition in model files.
  • BaseController has been added to the SDK now. BaseController returns an instance of the ObjectMapper service.