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5 items tagged “irc”


Introducing Yardbird. I absolutely love it—an IRC bot built on top of Twisted that passes incoming messages off to Django code running in a separate thread. Requests and Response objects are used to represent incoming and outgoing messages, and Django’s regex-based URL routing is used to dispatch messages to different handling functions based on their content. # 22nd May 2009, 11:13 pm

How we use IRC at With IRCCat, an elegant Java IRC bot that accepts Twitter-like messages to a network port (generally sent using netcat) and directs them to a user or channel. # 8th January 2009, 7:04 pm


Mibbit (via) Excellent web-based IRC client, should be great for when pesky firewalls get in the way. Also a good candidate for use with a site-specific browser. # 19th April 2008, 3:53 pm

Active on IRC in the past hour. New Django People feature in collaboration with Brian Rosner—DjangoBot now provides information on currently active IRC participants. There’s an opt-out privacy control and the bot sends you a message about it the first time it logs your activity. # 12th April 2008, 12:58 am


Django IRC FAQ. Frequently asked questions from the Django IRC channel. # 20th February 2007, 10:07 am