Quick ‘n Dirty!



This is not complete, this is used as a fast intro for those fairly familiar or a reference for those who are a little rusty with PyPump

This guide is designed to get you up to speed and using this library in a very short amount of time, to do that I avoid long winded explanations, if you’re completely new to PyPump and/or pump.io please use Tutorial.

Getting connected

So we need to get started:

>>> from pypump import PyPump, Client

As Part of our application we will need to ask the user to input a verification code from the website to give us access as part of the OAuth mechanism, the function needs to take a URL and have the user allow our application, for example:

>>> def simple_verifier(url):
...     print('Please follow the instructions at the following URL:')
...     print(url)
...     return raw_input("Verifier: ") # the verifier is a string

First we must tell the server about ourselves:

>>> client = Client(
    name="Quick 'n dirty",
    type="native" # can be "native" or "web"

Now make PyPump (the class for talking to pump):

>>> pump = PyPump(client=client, verifier_callback=simple_verifier)

Super, next, I wanna see my inbox:

>>> my_inbox = pump.me.inbox
>>> for activity in my_inbox[:20]:
...     print(activity)


iterating over the inbox without any slice will iterate until the very first note in your inbox/feed/outbox

Oh, my friend Evan isn’t there, I probably need to follow him:

>>> evan = pump.Person("evan@e14n.org")
>>> evan.follow()

Awesome. Lets check again:

>>> for activity in my_inbox[:20]:
...     print(activity)

Evan likes PyPump, super!:

>>> activity = my_inbox[1] # second activity in my inbox
>>> awesome_note = activity.obj
>>> awesome_note.content
'Oh wow, PyPump is awesome!'
>>> awesome_note.like()

I wonder if someone else has liked that:

>>> awesome_note.likes
[me@my.server.org, joar@some.other.server]

Cool! Lets tell them about these docs:

>>> my_comment = pump.Comment("Guys, if you like PyPump check out the docs!")
>>> awesome_note.comment(my_comment)

I wonder what was posted last:

>>> latest_activity = my_inbox[0]
>>> print(latest_activity)
<Activity: jrobb posted an image>

Oh it’s an image, lets see the thumbnail:

>>> url = latest_activity.obj.thumbnail.url
>>> fout = open("some_image.{0}".format(url.split(".")[-1]), "wb")
>>> import urllib2 # this will be different with python3
>>> fout.write(urllib2.urlopen(url).read())
>>> fout.close()

Hmm, I want to see a bigger version:

>>> large_url = latest_activity.obj.original.url
>>> print(large_url)
<Image at https://some.server/uploads/somefriend/2013/7/7/JkdX2.png">
>>> # you will find Images often hold other pump.Image objects, we just need to extra the url
>>> large_url = large_url.url
>>> fout = open("some_image_larger.{0}".format(large_url.split(".")[-1]), "wb")
>>> fout.write(urllib2.urlopen(url).read())
>>> fout.close()

That looks awesome, lets post a comment:

>>> my_comment = pump.Comment("Great, super imaeg")
>>> latest_activity.obj.comment(my_comment)

Oh no, I made a typo:

>>> my_comment.delete()
>>> my_comment.content = "Great, super image")
>>> latest_activity.obj.comment(my_comment)

Much better! Lets make a note to tell people how easy this all is:

>>> my_note = pump.Note("My gawd... PyPump is super easy to get started with")
>>> my_note.send()

But hold on though, that only sent it to followers? What gives:

>>> awesome_pump = pump.Note("PyPump is really awesome!")
>>> awesome_pump.to = pump.Public
>>> awesome_pump.cc = (pump.me.followers, pump.Person("MyFriend@server.com"))
>>> awesome_pump.send()

Oh cool that’s sent to all my friends, So can i make my own lists:

>>> for my_list in pump.me.lists:
...    print(my_list)

Oh are all those my lists that are defined. How do I send a note to them?:

>>> new_note = pump.Note("Work sucks!")
>>> new_note.to = pump.me.lists["Coworkers"]
>>> new_note.cc = pump.me.lists["Friends"]

So, can i send something to all of of the groups I made? Yep:

>>> another_note = pump.Note("This really goes to everyone in my groups?")
>>> another_note.to = list(pump.me.lists)
>>> another_note.cc = (pump.Person("moggers87@microca.st"), pump.Person("cwebber@identi.ca"))
>>> another_note.send()

Don’t forget is there are any issues please issue them on our GitHub!