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Merge pull request #27 from Keithbsmiley/data-fix

Make sure data exists before using it
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Campfire API interface powered by eventmachine, em-http-request and yajl-ruby.

Sample code

require 'firering'

print "Enter subdomain: "; subdomain = gets.chomp
print "Enter user: "     ; login     = gets.chomp
print "Enter password: " ; password  = gets.chomp

conn ="http://#{subdomain}") do |c|
  c.login = login
  c.password = password
  c.max_retries = 10 # default to -1, which means perform connection retries on drop forever.
end do
  conn.authenticate do |user|
    conn.rooms do |rooms|

      rooms.each do |room|
        if == "Room Name"

 do |message|
            message.user { |user| puts "#{user}: #{message}" }



  trap("INT") { EM.stop }

Specifying connection options:

An user agent can be specified. HTTP Options correspond to EM::HTTPRequest options:

conn ="http://#{subdomain}") do |conn|
  conn.user_agent = "My Cool App 1.0"
  conn.http_options = {
    proxy: {
      host: url,
      port: port,
      authorization: [username, password]


The gem bundles an executable script for spawning libnotify powered notifications. To be able to use it, check your distro package repositories for the apropriate package containing the "notify-send" command line utility. In the case of archlinux, the package name is "libnotify".

The script needs the following environment variables in place:


Once the variables are set, run the script as follows:

campf-notify room-name /path/to/an/icon.png

And watch the lovely notifications each time something is posted to a room.

Running the specs

When the specs are run a process is forked where a Rack application is run. This rack application serves all the fixtured responses that mimic the working of the real campfire app. The only caveat here is you may get a conflict if you are already running something on the port (8909). If this happens you'll need to open the specs/spec_helper.rb file and change the port used to run the fixtures server.

For more details take a look at spec/fixtures/load_server.rb file.


  • Better API documentation
  • Post files to a room
  • Retrieve recently uploaded files

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.




Copyright (c) 2013 Emmanuel Oga. See LICENSE for details.

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