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Ruby wrapper for the EchoNest developer APIs

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Nestling

DESCRIPTION

Nestling is a Ruby wrapper for the EchoNest developer APIs.

Nestling is still under heavy development, but should work as advertised.

INSTALLATION

The best way to install Nestling is with RubyGems:

$ [sudo] gem install nestling

If you're installing from source, you can use Bundler to pick up all the gems:

$ bundle install # ([more info](http://gembundler.com/bundle_install.html))

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Nestling API allows you to use native Ruby syntax to retrieve awesome music intelligence from EchoNest.

# Require rubygems (if necessary)
require 'rubygems'

# Require Nestling
require 'nestling'

# Create a new Nestling client
Nestling.new("api_key")

You can also set a global API key so you don't have to pass it as a parameter every time you instantiate a new client:

Nestling.api_key = "api_key"
nestling = Nestling.new

Once that's done, fetch some cool data, wrapped into convenient Ruby objects:

nestling.artist("Radiohead").familiarity
# => { :familiarity => 0.8876162307328723, :id => "ARH6W4X1187B99274F", :name => "Radiohead" }

All parameters supported by EchoNest can be passed to any method as a Hash. Multiple values for a parameter can be passed as an Array:

nestling.song.search :artist => "Radiohead",
                     :title  => "Karma Police",
                     :bucket => [ :song_hotttnesss, :artist_hotttnesss ]
# => [{
#       :title             => "Karma Police",
#       :artist_name       => "Radiohead",
#       :artist_hotttnesss => 0.7072656285368659,
#       :song_hotttnesss   => 0.9022637157002812,
#       :artist_id         => "ARH6W4X1187B99274F",
#       :id                => "SOHJOLH12A6310DFE5"
#     }]

Additional information passed by EchoNest for collections (such as results, start or session_id) are, of course, available.

blogs = nestling.artist("Radiohead").blogs :start => 100

blogs.results
# => 5278

blogs.start
# => 100

Nestling::Collection and Nestling::Hash objects inherit from Array and Hash, respectively. Therefore, you can enumerate and do other crazy stuff, too:

blogs.each do |blog|
  puts blog.name
end

Nestling will also convert timestamps to Ruby DateTime objects for you:

nestling.artist("Radiohead").blogs[0].date_found
# => #<DateTime: 2011-09-09T20:49:16+00:00 (53045590339/21600,0/1,2299161)>

WHAT'S MISSING AT THE MOMENT?

  • Catalog API Methods
  • Identifying songs with POST
  • track/analyze
  • track/upload

CONTRIBUTE

If you'd like to contribute to Nestling, start by forking my repo on GitHub:

http://github.com/tobiassvn/nestling

To get all of the dependencies, install the gem first. The best way to get your changes merged back into core is as follows:

  1. Clone down your fork
  2. Create a thoughtfully named topic branch to contain your change
  3. Hack away
  4. Add tests and make sure everything still passes by running rake
  5. If you are adding new functionality, document it in the README
  6. Do not change the version number, I will do that on my end
  7. If necessary, rebase your commits into logical chunks, without errors
  8. Push the branch up to GitHub
  9. Send a pull request to the tobiassvn/nestling project.

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2011 Tobias Svensson. See LICENSE for further details.

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