The Roundup project aims to provide an easy to use interface to the Rally REST API via Ruby.
Roundup provides a plugin powered architecture that allows you to interact with the [Rally REST API] using the existing rally_rest_api.
The intention is to provide a simple scriptable interface to the most commonly used features during a sprint.
Roundup uses a standard YAML configuration located at config/rally.yml. See config/rally.example.yml for an example.
There are several ways you can use Roundup. Here are a few examples to get you started.
Roundup comes with a script which you can use to directly call any plugin method via the use of command arguments. Currently, the only thing output is a hash representation of the results, which will be handled with output filters in the future.
$ bin/roundup search story signup
You can require the Roundup library directly, but currently you need to include the plugins you want. I plan on cleaning this up and allowing you to configure which plugins you would like to load, but for now just include the files. See bin/roundup for an example of how to require and setup Roundup.
As previously stated, all functionality provided by Roundup is via plugins. Plugins allow access to the workspace, project, and rally object provided by rally_rest_api. Creating your own plugins is very simple, wrapping up rally_rest_api is a bit more work. Currently these requests are unwrapped, but shortly all interactions with rally_rest_api will be encapsulated within Roundup::Resource objects for brevity and ease of use.
class MyPlugin < Roundup::Plugin register_command :say_hello, :hello def self.hello(args) puts "Hello " + args.join(' ') end end $ bin/roundup say_hello World # => "Hello World"
The intention is to provide editor plugins (vim, TextMate) to unify rally management within your favorite editor.