Bot -> HUBOT
I can't make this (even though I started it). Please feel free to come and discuss or hit me up at the booth. You can't miss me I'm in the red hat. I have a small family emergency what needs my attention that just popped up.
PHP can be slow. Especially if you're running the IRC Bot graciously provided by Morbus Iff. https://drupal.org/project/bot
Node.js is fast. Especially if you're running HUBOT graciously provided by GitHub. http://hubot.github.com/
The goal of this BoF will be to discuss the merits of switching to HUBOT and starting some projects to port some of the awesome and heavily used features of the Drupal Bot project to HUBOT. For this to be successful we would need:
- Simplicity in spinning up HUBOT instances for clients.
- No data loss (Keep all Factoids, and other weird things we've stored in the bot)
- No functionality loss (People wouldn't want to learn to use another bot)
With these goals (and probably more) we can provide a faster BOT for our IRC channels which is less taxing on our servers as well as provide a means to access TONS of other plugins which are growing through a much more active community. You can see a crazy list of some here: http://hubot-script-catalog.herokuapp.com/
Specific topics: (please feel free to contact me to add to this or comment below)
- Disk IO: logging chats: differences in methods and performance
More over at Hackpad.