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THIS REPO IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED

We haven't used this for a while. If you would like to take over ownership of this repo, please let us know.

Flamethrower

Flamethrower is a general purpose Campfire bot that listens to a room and relays every post to another service that supports a JSON API. The goal was to separate the concerns of collecting content from Campfire and doing something meaningful with that content.

In our case at EdgeCase, we have a Campfire room we post to every morning stating what we're working on and what we hope to accomplish that day. I wanted a better way to visualize this data, so I created flamethrower to listen to the room and separate web app to represent the data.

Configuration & Deployment

Flamethrower is ready out-of-the-box to deploy to Heroku:

heroku create --stack cedar
git push heroku master
heroku ps:scale flamethrower=1

To do anything meaningful, however, you'll need to configure it. Configuration is all done through environment variables on Heroku:

heroku config:add CAMPFIRE_ACCOUNT=campfiresubdomain
heroku config:add CAMPFIRE_TOKEN=tokenforyourcampfireaccount
heroku config:add CAMPFIRE_ROOM=123456
heroku config:add TARGET_HOST=your-target-app.com
heroku config:add TARGET_PATH=/api/statuses

Development

  1. Create a config.yml (see config.example.yml).
  2. Run your target application on localhost:3000
  3. Run "node lib/flamethrower.js"

JSON API Contract