Tweeak is an example project, created to learn and demonstrate how to use Riak. Running the project will present a website that has similar functionality to Twitter.
Most of the magic happens in tweeak/riakapi.py, so check that out.
Installing Tweeak is fairly straightforward. Really it just involves checking out Riak and Tweeak, doing a little configuration, and then starting it up. Here's a roadmap of the steps we're going to take to install the project:
- Install Riak
- Check out the Tweeak source code
- Create a virtual Python environment with Tweeak's dependencies
- Start up the webserver
Thankfully, the Riak documentation on installation are quite good, so follow the instructions there.
Check out the Tweeak source code
git clone git://github.com/ericflo/tweeak.git
Create a virtual Python environment
First, make sure to have virtualenv installed. If it isn't installed already, this should do the trick:
sudo easy_install -U virtualenv
Now let's create a new virtual environment, and begin using it:
virtualenv twk source twk/bin/activate
We should install pip, so that we can more easily install Tweeak's dependencies into our new virtual environment:
easy_install -U pip
Now let's install all of the dependencies:
pip install -U -r tweeak/requirements.txt
Now that we've got all of our dependencies installed, we're ready to start up the server.
Start up the webserver
This is the fun part! We're done setting everything up, we just need to run it:
python manage.py runserver
Now go to http://127.0.0.1:8000/ and you can play with Tweeak!