March 11th, 2006

  • evan

livejournal ruby module + export

I've written a Ruby module for interacting with LiveJournal. It supports a bunch of the protocol and in particular supports journal and comments export.
An included sample application (only 154 lines, including progress bar code) downloads a journal to an SQLite database.
This allows, for example, offline browsing, rapid analysis, or graphing. (Note: these examples use software external to this announcement, and are just mentioned as motivating examples.)

Documentation, downloads, etc. are available from the LiveJournal Ruby module home page.
Or, if you're running RubyGems, you should be able to just run gem install livejournal. (I don't have much experience with RubyGems, so if there's a problem please let me know.)