cafe-au-lait

A node.js library for the to-do list software Remember the Milk

Cafe Au Lait

Cafe Au Lait is a Node.js Remember the Milk library written in CoffeeScript.

You can install Cafe Au Lait via NPM: npm install cafe-au-lait (or similar in your package.json file).

You can also just clone/download the repo; all that's required is RememberTheMilk.coffee/.js and the npm dependencies in the node_modules directory.

RememberTheMilk = require('./RememberTheMilk');
rtm = new RememberTheMilk(api_key, secret_key)

Initial authentication with the RTM api is a bit complex. For more info, see https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/api/authentication.rtm.

Currently, Cafe Au Lait only supports authenticating as a desktop application. Here's an example of a simple CoffeeScript command-line application that authenticates.

RememberTheMilk = require('./RememberTheMilk');
rtm = new RememberTheMilk(api_key, secret_key)
rtm.getAuthUrl (url) ->
  console.log "Before continuing, you need to authenticate with Remember The Milk. Go to the following URL, allow access to the application, and then press any key in the terminal window: #{url}"
 
  stdin.resume()
 
  stdin.on 'data', ->
    rtm.getAuthToken (token) ->
      # At this point, the user is authenticated and can perform any actions

If you have a token persisted from a previous request, you can load it into the RTM object by manually setting the token property, and it will be used for all future API requests.

rtm.token = "a valid token"

The get method allows you to perform any API actions listed on https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/api/methods/.

RememberTheMilk = require('./RememberTheMilk');
rtm = new RememberTheMilk(api_key, secret_key)
rtm.token = 'a valid token'
rtm.get 'rtm.lists.getList', (response) ->
  console.log response
  # => { stat: 'ok',
  # lists:
  # { list:
  #    [ { id: 'list id',
  #     name: 'Inbox',
  #     deleted: '0',
  #     locked: '1',
  #     archived: '0',
  #     position: '-1',
  #     smart: '0',
  #     sort_order: '0' }, ...]
  #   }
  # }

Consider this alpha software; use at your own risk. There's very little error handling code. I'll hopefully have the time to make this more robust in the future, including adding in more domain knowledge of the API objects themselves.

If you want to fork this and jam on it, feel free. There's some basic unit test coverage, and I'll happily respond to any questions you have.

Cafe Au Lait is licensed under the MIT License (C) 2013 Michael Walker

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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