Transparent cache layer for the Reve EVE-Online API gem
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Recache is a transparent cache wrapper for Reve, the EVE Online Ruby API library by Lisa Seeyle.

While Reve is a fully Ruby-native library it has (since revision 47 or so) worked in place as a Rails plugin. Recache is a Rails plugin by design and requires Rails to work.
The cache method Recache uses is based on ActiveRecord and so will work with pretty much any database, including SQLite, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and so on. All that is required is a Rails project.


Get Reve

Install Reve with ‘gem install reve’. Reve will pull in hpricot as it’s dependency.

Install the Recache plugin

To install Recache you just need to install the plugin and then generate a migration to build Recache’s required tables.

ruby script/plugin install git:// (Rails 2.0.2 and over only- older versions just clone the repository) ruby script/generate recache rake db:migrate

You will need the Reve gem installed to use Recache- if Reve is not installed, Recache will throw a ReveError exception.


Recache is transparent. All you need to do to take advantage of basic functionality is use the Recache module instead of Reve.,key) is instead written as,key)

Returns are identical to the Reve documented returns for a given function. All options you pass through Recache will be passed on to Reve.

Other Features

You can see if the last call was updated from Reve by querying the last_call_updated accessor of the API class.

You can use the Gatecamper service by adding your application key as a fourth param when initializing the class.


Recache is distributed under the GNU LGPL. Full license is available in the LICENSE file. To summarise:

The GNU Lesser General Public License is a Free Software license. Like any Free Software license, it grants to you the four following freedoms:
0. The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
1. The freedom to study how the program works and adapt it to your needs.
2. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
3. The freedom to improve the program and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

Bascially- use this however you like, for whatever, be it commercial or not. But share what you do change so others benefit.