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README.md

Twitter4j4r

A thin, woefully inadequate wrapper around twitter4j that currently only supports the stream api with keywords. It will only work under JRuby.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'twitter4j4r'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install twitter4j4r

Usage

The api is inspired by tweetstream:

@client = Twitter4j4r::Client.new(:consumer_key => 'ABC123',
                                  :consumer_secret => 'ABC234',
                                  :access_token => 'ABC345',
                                  :access_secret => 'ABC456')

@client.on_exception do |exception|
  puts "An error occurred - #{exception.message}"
end

@client.track('bieber') do |tweet|
  puts "#{tweet.user.screen_name} says #{tweet.text}"
end

# some time later
@client.stop

Blocks passed to track and on_exception can accept optionally accept a second argument that will be the client instance (similar to tweetstream):

@client.track('bieber') do |tweet, client|
  if tweet.text =~ /marry me/
    puts "grody"
    client.stop
  else
    puts "#{tweet.user.screen_name} says #{tweet.text}"
  end
end

Why?

Because tweetstream uses EventMachine, and EM doesn't support TLS under JRuby, so is unusable.

Thanks to Marek Jelen for the inspiration.

Isn't twitter4j4r a crappy name?

Yes! But I was a hair away from naming it twitter4j4r4u-and-me, so take what you're given.

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

License

Copyright 2012 Tobias Crawley

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.