THIS REPO IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED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 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
- Create a config.yml (see config.example.yml).
- Run your target application on localhost:3000
- Run "node lib/flamethrower.js"