msg server backend
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msg is a simple, but powerful RESTful [service-oriented architecture (SOA)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-oriented_architecture) messaging library.
msg focuses on the overlapping core features of any messaging system, so you can skip to implementing the cool parts. You can use msg to build live chat/instant messenger, a forum, a Twitter clone, a blog, etc.
msg runs in Python 2 and 3. msg can be configured to use any database supported by SQLAlchemy.
The beauty in this project is that its focus/scope is tiny, the barebones of any messaging system, which we perfect for you.
For the REST API, setup instructions, deployment instructions, and more, please read [The Official msg Wiki](https://github.com/lily-seabreeze/msg/wiki)!
## Generic setup
- install and launch redis server
- Edit msg/config.py or override
- pip install -r requirements/base.txt
- gunicorn msg.msg:app –worker-class gevent –bind localhost:5000
If you’re using a non-default database:
python -c “import msg.msg; msg.msg.init_db()”
## Test it out
For the demo to work you need to install the Allow-Control-Allow-Origin: * plugin for Firefox, Chrome, whatever.
If you’re using httpie (sudo apt install httpie) here are some example commands:
- Create a user: http POST localhost:5000/user username=kitten password=yarn
- Create a message: http POST localhost:5000/message text=”i love kittens” –auth kitten:yarn
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