A Ruby Gem For Watching RSS Feeds
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install rss_watcher
Whenever a new item is detected on the RSS feed, the given block is called with the item that was detected.
item is an instance of a parsed RSS item using the Ruby RSS library. You should be able to access properties of the item using methods of the same name (e.g title, description, link, pubDate)
require "rss_watcher" RssWatcher.watch(url: "http://lorem-rss.herokuapp.com/feed") do |item| puts item.title puts item.description puts item.link end
- url : URL of the RSS Feed to be watched (Required | String)
- update_interval: Time (in seconds) to wait between checking the url for updates (Optional | Default: 10 | Integer)
- cache_file: Path to a file that this gem uses internally for remembering the last seen item (Optional | Default:
RssWatcher.watch(url: "http://lorem-rss.herokuapp.com/feed", update_interval: 1, cache_file: "~/.tmp/rss_watcher_cache") do |item| puts item.pubDate puts item.link end
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake test to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/owaiswiz/rss_watcher.