NAME

Mongol::Base - Base class for Mongol entities

SYNOPSIS

        package My::Model::Person {
                use Moose;

                extends 'Mongol::Base';

                has 'name' => (
                        is => 'ro',
                        isa => 'Str',
                        required => 1,
                );

                has 'age' => (
                        is => 'ro',
                        isa => 'Int',
                        required => 1,
                );

                __PACKAGE__->meta()->make_immutable();
        }

        ...

        my $person = Person->new(
                {
                        name => 'John Doe',
                        age => 30
                }
        );

        my $data = $person->pack();
        my $other_person = Person->unpack( $data );

DESCRIPTION

All Mongol entitities should inherit from this class since this takes care of the serializiation/deserialization of the objects. The serialization is provided by MooseX::Storage together with MooseX::Storage::Base::SerializedClass, this way we don't have to worry about coercions and defining custom subtypes.

But this comes with a price since MooseX::Storage adds an additional field for each object which contains the class name.

MongoDB::OID and MongoDB::DBRef are automatically expanded/collapsed.

METHODS

pack

        my $hashref = $model->pack();

Inherited from MooseX::Storage.

unpack

        $model->unpack( $hashref );

Inherited from MooseX::Storage.

serialize

        my $hashref = $model->serialize();

Just like pack except it drops the __CLASS__ field from the resulting hash reference.

SEE ALSO