After my last post I thought it might be also helpful to publish how many open jira tickets I have to my skype status.
You can get each jira search result also as a rss feed. Your browser does indicate the link to the result as rss. This url might look something like:
To call this url, even if you have no valid session, you might add your user credentials at the end. This looks like:
You could now use a xml or rss parser to interprete the returned feed. But for my result even that is too much, I only will count how many items in the feed are. The php snippet to do this will look like:
$jiraRss = file_get_contents($url); $jiraCount = substr_count($jiraRss,'
$jiraMessage = $jiraCount?" and $jiraCount open Jira Issues":"";
There might be a lot of other cool usecases you can simply implement (ticket you currently work on, Tickets closed int the last week, etc.). It's just a little bit sad that there is no REST API for Skype which would be make it easier to change the status between platforms.