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Thu, Mar. 27th, 2008, 03:16 pm
We didn't start the Fire

Yahoo! recently released FireEagle and jolly nice it was too - I've hooked it up to my Dopplr account and I have an idea of what to do with it of which more later.

However things were a bit confusing - there was a Net::FireEagle on CPAN by Aaron Straup Cope yet also a Net::FireEagle::Client linked to on the FireEagle page itself and they weren't really that much alike.

Because all of SF is a seething cabal I asked around and found that the CPAN version was an early version based on the old version of the API. And the ::Client version was somewhat lacking in things like, well, documentation. Or comments. Also it wasn't on CPAN which makes it somewhat of a second class citizen in the Perl world.

So after a bit, I ended up taking over the both of them. I renamed ::Client to just Net::FireEagle, adding CPAN scaffolding, refactored the hell out of it, wrote a load of docs and some (very basic) tests and a nifty little command line script which also serves as an example of how to do the Auth Dance[tm] (which reminds me - the OAuth Auth Dance is much nicer than the Google, Flickr and especially Facebook one).

And lo the updated version now resides on CPAN. It even has a user.

Thu, Mar. 27th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)

Okay, so all I got out of this post was, Simon should never have a beard.

Thu, Mar. 27th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)

In the user pic? That's not a beard! That's just what I get for not shaving for a couple of weeks. Or getting dressed. Gawd bless working from home.

Fri, Mar. 28th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)

Wow, I actually thought that was a different person in this userpic!

Fri, Mar. 28th, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)

So I signed up for FireEagle a little while ago. Whose San Francisco clique do I have to be in to actually be allowed to use the damn thing?

Edited at 2008-03-28 09:15 am (UTC)

Fri, Mar. 28th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

I shall attempt to procure you an invite lickety-split. Is the gmx.co.uk address ok?

Fri, Mar. 28th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)

The best one would be tomatsulstondotnet.

Thank you! The exciting world of real-time interweb stalking awaits!