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Python library for interfacing with Beebotte

Project description

Bugs / Feature Requests

Think you.ve found a bug? Want to see a new feature in beebotte? Please open an issue in github. Please provide as much information as possible about the issue type and how to reproduce it.

https://github.com/beebotte/bbt_python/issues

Install

Using pip on Linux

pip install beebotte

Using pip on MS Windows

python -m pip install beebotte

Clone the source code from github

git clone https://github.com/beebotte/bbt_python.git

Usage

To use the library, you need to be a registered user. If this is not the case, create your account at <http://beebotte.com> and note your access credentials.

As a reminder, Beebotte resource description uses a two levels hierarchy:

  • Channel: physical or virtual connected object (an application, an arduino, a coffee machine, etc) providing some resources
  • Resource: most elementary part of Beebotte, this is the actual data source (e.g. temperature from a domotics sensor)

Beebotte Constructor

Use your account API and secret keys to initialize Beebotte connector:

from beebotte import *

_accesskey  = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
_secretkey  = 'YOUR_SECRET_KEY'
_hostname   = 'api.beebotte.com'
bbt = BBT( _accesskey, _secretkey, hostname = _hostname)

### Alternatively you can authenticate using the channel token
_token      = 'YOUR_CHANNEL_TOKEN'
bbt = BBT(token = _token, hostname = _hostname)

Reading Data

You can read data from one of your channel resources using:

records = bbt.read("channel1", "resource1", limit = 5 /* read last 5 records */)

You can read data from a public channel by specifying the channel owner:

records = bbt.readPublic("owner", "channel1", "resource1", 5 /* read last 5 records */)

Writing Data

You can write data to a resource of one of your channels using:

bbt.write("channel1", "resource1", "Hello World")

If you have multiple records to write (to one or multiple resources of the same channel), you can use the bulk write method:

bbt.writeBulk("channel1", [
    {"resource": "resource1", "data": "Hello"},
    {"resource": "resource2", "data": "World"}
])

Publishing Data

You can publish data to a channel resource using:

bbt.publish("any_channel", "any_resource", "Hello Horld")

Published data is transient. It will not saved to any database; rather, it will be delivered to active subscribers in real time. The Publish operations do not require that the channel and resource be actually created. They will be considered as virtual: the channel and resource exist as lng as you are publishing data to them. By default, published data is public, publish a private message, you need to add private- prefix to the channel name like this:

bbt.publish("private-any_channel", "any_resource", "Hello World")

If you have multiple records to publish (to one or multiple resources of the same channel), you can use the bulk publish method:

bbt.publishBulk("channel1", [
    {"resource": "resource1", "data": "Hello"},
    {"resource": "resource2", "data": "World"}
])

Add Channel

You can add a channel using:

bbt.addChannel(
  "channel1",
  label = "channel label",
  description = "channel description",
  ispublic = True,
  resources = [{
      "name": "res1",
      "vtype": BBT_Types.String
    }, {
      "name": "res2",
      "label": "resource 2",
      "vtype": BBT_Types.String
    }, {
      "name": "res3",
      "description": "resource 3 description",
      "vtype": BBT_Types.Number,
      "sendOnSubscribe": True
    }
  ]
)

Get Channel

You can get the JSON description of a channel using:

channel = bbt.getChannel("channel1")

If you want to get all your created channels, leave the channel parameter to None:

channels = bbt.getChannel()

This will return an array of all your channels.

Delete Channel

You can delete a channel using:

bbt.deleteChannel("channel1")

Add Resource

You can add a resource to a channel using:

bbt.addResource(
  channel = "testnamek2",
  name = "res1",
  vtype = BBT_Types.Number,
  label = "resource 1",
  description = "description of resource 1",
  sendOnSubscribe = False
)

Get Resource

You can get the JSON description of a resource of a channel using:

resource = bbt.getResource("channel1", "resource1")

If you want to get all resources of a channel:

resources = bbt.getResource("channel1")

This will return an array of all the channel resources.

Delete Resource

You can delete a resource of a channel using:

bbt.deleteChannel("channel1", "resource1")

Channel Token Regeneration

You can regenerate a channel token using:

channel = bbt.regenerateChannelToken("channel1")

## New token accessible using
newToken = channel.token

This operation will return the JSON description of the channel with the newly generated Token. Regenerating a channel token will invalidate the last token in use. Don’t forget to update your code with the new Token after regeneration.

Resource Object

The library provides a Resource Class that can be used as follows:

##Create the resource object
resource = Resource(bbt, "channel1", "resource1")

##Read data
records = resource.read(limit = 2)

##Read the last written record
record = resource.recentVal()

##Write data
resource.write("Hello World")

##Publish data
resource.publish("Hola amigo")

License

Copyright 2013 - 2016 Beebotte.

[The MIT License](http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

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