LevIT's Ember-cli-dynamic-model

Addon to dynamically load models source code.

⚠ This work is still in alpha stage.

We've not hit the 0.2.x series, what does it mean? The 0.2.x series will be dedicated to cleaning up code and adding tests. It's most likely the last series before reaching 1.0.0

What's next?

  • 1.0.x series when there will be a "satisfactory" amount of tests



This addon provides a modelLoader service that has the ability to load (only once) and register
ember-data models dynamically. This addon is being designed as part of a larger project, an
auto-discovering admin interface and is meant at first to work with a Django backend, therefore,
models are expected to be part of "applications" (this constraint may be removed in the furtue).

First inject the service:

  modelLoader: Ember.inject.service()

Then, when a dynamic model is required, simply make sure it is loaded before using it

    this.get('modelLoader').ensure_model('app_name', 'model_name_singular', 'model_name_plural');

ensure_model returns a promise that will resolve once a model and all its dependencies are loaded.
ensure_model will also issue an OPTIONS call to the models list route. If the json response to this call has a needs property, ensure_model will recursively call itself for all models listed in that property.

Example OPTIONS response:

  "needs": [
      "app": "catalog",
      "singular": "category",
      "plural": "categories"
    }, {
      "app": "auth",
      "singular": "user",
      "plural": "users"


Running Tests

  • npm test (Runs ember try:testall to test your addon against multiple Ember versions)
  • ember test
  • ember test --server


  • ember build

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