Json::MergePatch

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This gem augments Ruby's built-in JSON library to support merging JSON blobs in accordance with the draft-snell-merge-patch draft.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'json-merge_patch'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install json-merge_patch

Usage

First, require the gem:

require 'json/merge_patch'

Then, use it:

# The example from http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-snell-merge-patch-08#section-2

document = <<-JSON
{
  "title": "Goodbye!",
    "author" : {
      "givenName" : "John",
      "familyName" : "Doe"
    },
    "tags":["example","sample"],
    "content": "This will be unchanged"
}
JSON

merge_patch = <<-JSON
{
  "title": "Hello!",
    "phoneNumber": "+01-123-456-7890",
    "author": {
      "familyName": null
    },
    "tags": ["example"]
}
JSON

JSON.merge(document, merge_patch)
# => 
{
  "title": "Hello!",
  "phoneNumber": "+01-123-456-7890",
  "author" : {
    "givenName" : "John",
  },
  "tags":["example"],
  "content": "This will be unchanged"
}

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request