Prophet is a low traffic runtime messaging framework (look at it as a Shoutbot on steroids). Prophet asynchronously takes your announcements (application side) and forwards them to different notifiers (endpoints). With Prophet you can make sure that your announcements are available via every channel available at once, at the convinience of your clients/users.
This work is still forming up, so beware of sharp edges.
Prophet makes some assumptions on your directory structure in order to discover endpoint plugins:
+ prophet.rb + endpoints + bot # this is the keyword you use in your configuration 'bot', 'jabber' - bot_endpoint.rb # must have Endpoint#create, that takes an options hash.
The configuration DSL is much inspired from Sinatra and Isaac.
Currently you can use Prophet over IRC and tweeter. Jabber and Email are also in planning.
The BotEndpoint notifier depends on isaac (for IRC). so for now, $ gem install issac
The TwitterEndpoint notifier depends on tweeter.
$ gem install tweeter on jruby, also: $ gem install jruby-openssl
#configure your endpoints. currently only irc (bot) is allowed @p = Prophet.new do bot 'localhost:2099' do config :nick => 'botty_xyz', :server => 'irc.freenode.net', :channel=>'#botty' on :announce do |msg| msg.upcase end end twitter 'localhost:2098' do config :user => 'tweety', :password => 'tweety!' on :announce do |msg| msg.downcase end end #bot 'foo:2099' do # config :nick => 'foop', :server => 'irc.foo.net' # on :announce do # msg.upcase # end #end #not implemented yet #jabber 'localhost:2093' do # config :user => 'u', :password => 'p' # on :announce do # erb msg, :newmsg # end #end end # spawn up endpoints @p.up! # few minutes later @p.connect! # in your application @p.announce 'Hello, crewl world!'