Quick experiment of going from twitter to the browser, with no polling.
It goes something like this:
Twitter Stream → Filter → RabbitMQ → AMQP → EventMachine → WebSocket → HTML5 Browser
Since it uses a fanout exchange on RabbitMQ, it allows to have multiple clients connected to the eventmachine loop and receive the same real-time updates (and hopeful it will scale).
- gem install bundler
- bundle install (first time, to install the dependencies)
- rabbitmq-server # start rabbitmq
- ruby twitterfeed.rb twitter_username twitter_password # start the filter
- ruby socket.rb # on another shell
Then you can open client/index.html on a HTML5 WebSocket compatible browser (tested with Webkit nightly).
Read the code, and have fun! :)