Introducing the sps_chat-cli gem
The sps_chat-cli gem is used for interactive chat using a command-line interface.
Setting up the SPS broker
In order for chat to work you need to install and run the SPS broker (simplepubsub gem) e.g.
require 'simplepubsub' SimplePubSub::Broker.start host: '127.0.0.1', port: 8080
Creating a user and connecting to the chat service
To connect to the chat service run the following code either in an IRB session or from an executable Ruby script file:
require 'sps_chat-cli' SPSChatCli.new typing_mode: true
- If a userid is not supplied as a named keyword then a random userid will be created
- The default host is 127.0.0.1
- The default port is 8080
- typing_mode set to true allows each chat user can see the other user's message as they type it.
Here's a short video of 3 chat users chatting with other:
Note: The chat sessions were displayed all in 1 window using the terminal multiplexer program called screen.
- sps_chat-cli https://rubygems.org/gems/sps_chat-cli
sps_chat chat typing simplepubsub sps