A message-oriented screenshot server
A message-oriented screenshot server using AMQP for communication, webshot for the screenshots, and Cloudinary for hosting.
npm install webshot-amqp
- An AMQP server, for example RabbitMQ
- phantomJS installed locally
- A cloudinary account
Configure the server in config.js, then:
The server now listens for requests on the exchange and queue defined in config.js. When a message comes in, the server uses webshot to take a screenshot of the desired website, and streams the image to Cloudinary's CDN. When done, it publishes a message on the exchange and queue defined in config.js with relevant metadata, including the public URL under which the image can be found.
Consider using the module webshot-amqp-client to place requests and listen for arriving screenshots.