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README.md

Streama

Streama is a simple Ruby activity stream gem for use with the Mongoid ODM framework.

It works by posting to and querying from a firehose of individual activity items.

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Install

gem install streama

Usage

Define Activities

Create an Activity model and define the activities and the fields you would like to cache within the activity.

An activity consists of an actor, a verb, an object, and a target.

class Activity
  include Streama::Activity

  activity :new_photo do
    actor :user, :cache => [:full_name]
    object :photo, :cache => [:subject, :comment]
    target_object :album, :cache => [:title]
  end

end

The activity verb is implied from the activity name, in the above example the verb is :new_photo

The object may be the entity performing the activity, or the entity on which the activity was performed. e.g John(actor) shared a video(object)

The target is the object that the verb is enacted on. e.g. Geraldine(actor) posted a photo(object) to her album(target)

This is based on the Activity Streams 1.0 specification (http://activitystrea.ms)

Setup Actors

Include the Actor module in a class and override the default followers method.

class User
    include Mongoid::Document
    include Streama::Actor

    field :full_name, :type => String

    def followers
        User.excludes(:id => self.id).all
    end
end

Setup Indexes

Create the indexes for the Activities collection. You can do so by calling the create_indexes method.

Activity.create_indexes

Publishing Activity

In your controller or background worker:

current_user.publish_activity(:new_photo, :object => @photo, :target_object => @album)

This will publish the activity to the mongoid objects returned by the #followers method in the Actor.

To send your activity to different receievers, pass in an additional :receivers parameter.

current_user.publish_activity(:new_photo, :object => @photo, :target_object => @album, :receivers => :friends) # calls friends method
current_user.publish_activity(:new_photo, :object => @photo, :target_object => @album, :receivers => current_user.find(:all, :conditions => {:group_id => mygroup}))

Retrieving Activity

To retrieve the activity stream for an actor

current_user.activity_stream

To retrieve the activity stream and filter by activity type

current_user.activity_stream(:type => :activity_verb)

To retrieve all activities published by an actor

current_user.published_activities

To retrieve all activities published by an actor and filtered by activity type

current_user.published_activities(:type => :activity_verb)

If you need to return the instance of an :actor, :object or :target_object from an activity call the Activity#load_instance method

activity.load_instance(:actor)

You can also refresh the cached activity data by calling the Activity#refresh_data method

activity.refresh_data

Upgrading

0.3.6

Mongoid 3.0 support added.

0.3.3

The Activity "target" field was renamed to "target_object". If you are upgrading from a previous version of Streama you will need to rename the field in existing documents.

http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Updating#Updating-%24rename

Contributing

Once you've made your great commits

  1. Fork
  2. Create a topic branch - git checkout -b my_branch
  3. Push to your branch - git push origin my_branch
  4. Create a Pull Request from your branch
  5. That's it!
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