A base application template for building simple Twitter web apps with Sinatra and DataMapper. If you just want to build a simple keyword-based aggregator (such as tweetdreams.org), all you need to do is edit
environment.rb to set the name of your app and the API search keyword(s), edit the CSS, and go.
Dependencies and all configuration is done in
environment.rb. Your database is also set up here. DataMapper will use sqlite3 by default. Tests use the sqlite3-memory adapter (no configuration needed).
Add your controller actions in
application.rb. Views for these actions are placed in the
views directory. Static files, including a stock stylesheet, go in the
public directory. Models go in the
lib directory and are auto-loaded.
Rspec is included in the template. Add your specs in
spec; just require
spec_helper.rb to pre-configure the test environment. To run the specs:
rake db:migrate rake twitter:update ruby application.rb
rake twitter:update to update the cached tweets. You can schedule this as a cron job to fire every few minutes if you like.