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 1EvenSource Broker
 2=================
 3
 4A simple bridge between EventSource and an AMQP fanout exchange.
 5
 6EventSource is a new browser standard released as part of the HTML5
 7spec.
 8
 9It lets the browser send a never-ending HTTP request to a server and
10provides a javascript API for binding to events pushed from the server.
11
12EventSource is very handy when you don't need the full bidirectional
13communication that Websockets offers. it plays well with load-balancers,
14intermediary proxies and HTTPS termination.
15
16This library sets up an EventSource that clients can connect to
17specifying a channel to listen to in the query string. The server
18connects to a fanout AMQP exchange and routes AMQP messages as events to
19the javascript clients.
20
21MongoDB is used to store user and connection information.
22
23The server expects the AMQP messages to be JSON following the format:
24
25    {
26        "channel": "some-channel", // Required
27        "data": "{/"msg/": /"data/"}", // Required
28        "id": "event-id", // optional
29        "name": "event-name" // optional
30    }
31
32To open connections to a channel a user with an key and a secret is
33expected to exist in the database. Before opening a connection a socket
34id must be aquired from by calling POST /socket
35
36A simple example of how to interact with this API can be found in the
37[https://github.com/eshq/eshq-gem](eshq ruby gem).
38
39Installation
40============
41
42Clone the repository, cd to the root of it and execute
43
44    cabal install
45
46Run as:
47
48    eventsource-broker -p <port>
49
50The broker will look for an AMQP_URL environment variable for a broker
51to connect to. It also takes a MONGO_URL for configuring the database
52connection and an ORIGIN variable that should be a url the server runs
53on for cross domain requests.
54
55License
56=======
57
58Copyright (c)2011, Mathias Biilmann <info@mathias-biilmann.net>
59
60All rights reserved.
61
62Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
63modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
64
65    * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
66      notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
67
68    * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
69      copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
70      disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
71      with the distribution.
72
73    * Neither the name of Mathias Biilman <info@mathias-biilmann.net>
74      nor the names of other contributors may be used to endorse or
75      promote products derived from this software without specific prior
76      written permission.
77
78THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
79"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
80LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
81A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
82OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
83SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
84LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
85DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
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