I am looking for a solution to get the latest posts to an irc channel, but don't know where to start. My bot is based on the Ruby cinch framework and I already have developed RSS readers and Twitter interfaces for it. I can run a separate forum bot though, so a Ruby compatible solution is not mandatory.
The easiest solution I could think of would be just reading the database state, and when written to, it would read the newest post. But this feels pretty clunky.
In short, I would like to know how to pass notifications and posts to external applications. Passing notifications on 'likes' and other events would be a plus.
Any tips from the more knowledgeable developers on how to design this?