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Implementing a document database: simple queries

And now this passes:

public class PerformingQueries
{
    const string query = @"
var pagesByTitle = 
from doc in docs
where doc.type == ""page""
select new { Key = doc.title, Value = doc.content, Size = (int)doc.size };
";

    [Fact]
    public void Can_query_json()
    {
        var serializer = new JsonSerializer();
        var docs = (JArray)serializer.Deserialize(
                new JsonTextReader(
                    new StringReader(
                        @"[
{'type':'page', title: 'hello', content: 'foobar', size: 2},
{'type':'page', title: 'there', content: 'foobar 2', size: 3},
{'type':'revision', size: 4}
]")));
        var compiled = new LinqTransformer(query, "docs", typeof(JsonDynamicObject)).Compile();
        var compiledQuery = (AbstractViewGenerator<JsonDynamicObject>)Activator.CreateInstance(compiled);
        var actual = compiledQuery.Execute(docs.Select(x => new JsonDynamicObject(x)))
            .Cast<object>().ToArray();
        var expected = new[]
        {
            "{ Key = hello, Value = foobar, Size = 2 }",
            "{ Key = there, Value = foobar 2, Size = 3 }"
        };

        Assert.Equal(expected.Length, actual.Length);
        for (var i = 0; i < expected.Length; i++)
        {
            Assert.Equal(expected[i], actual[i].ToString());
        }
    }
}

You wouldn’t believe how much effort it took, and all in all, implementing this is about 500 lines of code or so.

Comments

yug
03/25/2009 06:07 AM by
yug

So do we take it this is a sponsored effort or could you not help yourself ;-)

I take it the comment on effort was sarcasm? Regardless you are a legend.

James Newton-King
03/25/2009 07:01 AM by
James Newton-King

I'm hoping the effort was parsing and creating the query and not working with Json.NET :)

Ayende Rahien
03/25/2009 10:59 AM by
Ayende Rahien

James,

I have exactly 2 problems with Json.NET

1) I don't like the way I need JsonTextReader -> StringReader just to deserialize a string

2) R# has a bug that made me thing that I cannot access the Value property of JProperty.

2) is not your fault.

Other than that, it is lovely.

Rafal
03/25/2009 12:34 PM by
Rafal

Ayende, was the effor related to supporting Linq? Would it be the same if you implemented the same functionality with Boo / rhino dsl?

Ayende Rahien
03/25/2009 12:49 PM by
Ayende Rahien

Rafal,

Boo would give me different syntax, not as set based as this.

The effort was mainly in how to take the query and make it executable

James Newton-King
03/25/2009 03:04 PM by
James Newton-King

Ayende you could use JsonConvert.DeserializeObject without any type parameter to deserialize the string to a JArray. That would let you do it in one line and save having to create a JsonSerializer, JsonTextReader and StringReader.

Nathan
03/25/2009 06:57 PM by
Nathan

What are you using to parse / compile the LINQ? Are you doing it by hand, using a grammar, or just using CodeDom?

Ayende Rahien
03/25/2009 08:36 PM by
Ayende Rahien

Nathan,

A lot of magic and the C# compiler

Nathan OSullivan
03/26/2009 04:35 AM by
Nathan OSullivan

One thing I'm not getting in this series is what is the persistence strategy for your views?

Chris Martin
03/26/2009 07:56 AM by
Chris Martin

...and it looks like ass.

Sorry but, you're fired! ;)

Ayende Rahien
03/27/2009 11:37 PM by
Ayende Rahien

Nathan,

Most probably Esent

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