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Programming language: Crystal
License: MIT License
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README

hncr

A Hacker News API wrapper for the Crystal

Installation

Add this to your application's shard.yml:

dependencies:
  hncr:
    github: Gangwolf/hncr
    branch: master

Usage

require "hncr"

# Get ten stories of the 'top' category and print them
HN::Item.new(type: "top", count: 10) do |item|
  puts "#{ item["title"] }, by #{ item["by"] }\n#{ item["url"]? }\n\n"
end

# Get user by id and print the 'about' field 
HN::User.new(id: "jl") do |user|
  puts user["about"]
end

API

NOTE:

The API returns items concurrently, this means items do not return in order. Its first response, first serve.

Items constructor:

HN::Item(type, count, &block)

  • type : String One of the following strings for the type of story: new, top, best, ask, show, or job.

  • count : Int32 The number of stories to return.

  • &block Block takes one argument that returns a JSON::Any struct containing the item's json fields.

User constructor:

HN::User(id, &block)

  • id : String The id of the user.

  • &block Block takes one argument that returns a JSON::Any struct containing the user's json fields.

Contributing

  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/Gangwolf/hncr/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

Contributors

  • Dan - creator, maintainer