Monitor datasets, gets alerts when something happens
NOTE: Datastringer is still under heavy development. Please check out the releases and changelog
Works on Ubuntu-based OS only. See the issue for installing on Mac OS
Data stringer: the exact equivalent of wire agencies' (AFP/AP/Reuters) local journalists who feed the organisation with news (called wires). Except that here, that's a software living in a dataset, not in Iran, that's going to do the job.
Getting started with Datastringer is easy:
Just clone the repo and run the installation script located at its root. You only have to do this once.
$ git clone http://github.com/BBC-News-Labs/datastringer.git && cd datastringer $ ./install.sh
install.shwill take care of installing the needed dependencies: * node * npm * postifx (needed to be able to send mail)
It will then proceed to fetch node modules dependencies.
The install script has been written and tested on Linux Ubuntu 14.04.
Dockerfileis also available to build a datastringer Docker image:
docker build -t datastringer .(This will expose port 3000 which should be mapped when running a container)
docker run -d -p 3000:3000 datastringer
node wizard.jswill start a small web server. Point towards localhost:3000 with your favourite web browser.
When you are done with the configuration, you can stop the server by
You just set up your first datastringers with two basic examples. You will be notified by email when alerts are triggered! Here is what these examples do.
Before submitting pull-requests, please refer to the road-map.