github-stars-feed

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GitHub Stars Feed

Get the latest feed of GitHub Stars out there!

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The GitHub Stars program thanks GitHub’s most influential developers and gives them a platform to showcase their work, reach more people, and shape the future of GitHub. Read my journey from a GitHub User to a GitHub Star.

Installation

NPM

npm i github-stars-feed

Usage

Typing SVG

const githubStars = require('github-stars-feed');

Get filtered feed

var options = {
  limit: 2,
  sanitize: true,
  username: 'vinitshahdeo'
};

githubStars.getFeed(options, (err, feed) => {
  if (err) {
    console.log('Something went wrong while fetching GitHub Stars Feed');
  } else {
    console.log(feed); // filtered feed
  }
});

Sample Response

[
  {
    title: 'Meet Vinit Shahdeo, a resident of Jharkhand, has been recognized as a GitHub Star',
    summary: 'My journey got featured by the News Khajana.',
    link: 'https://thenewskhazana.com/story/meet-vinit-shahdeo-a-resident-of-jharkhand-has-been-recognized-as-a-github-star-22451/',
    updated: 'Sunday, November 3rd 2019',
    author: {
      name: 'vinitshahdeo',
      uri: 'https://stars.github.com/vinitshahdeo'
    }
  },
  {
    title: 'Mentor - Google Summer Of Code',
    summary: 'Postman is one of the mentoring organization for GSoC. This year, Postman has AsyncAPI Initiative as part of their team.\n\nI will be mentoring an idea for AsyncAPI i.e. AsyncDiff. It\'s basically a library to compare two AsyncAPI documents and generate diff for the review process.',
    link: 'https://community.postman.com/t/idea-9-asyncdiff-general-information/21694',
    updated: 'Sunday, November 3rd 2019',
    author: {
      name: 'vinitshahdeo',
      uri: 'https://stars.github.com/vinitshahdeo'
    }
  }
]

Get complete feed

githubStars.getFeed((err, feed) => {
  if (err) {
    console.log('Something went wrong while fetching GitHub Stars Feed');
  } else {
    console.log(feed); // complete feed
  }
});

Sample Response

[
  {
    title: {
      type: 'html',
      value: 'Meet Vinit Shahdeo, a resident of Jharkhand, has been recognized as a GitHub Star'
    },
    id: 'cknat1te840382f1viftueegf',
    link: {
      href: 'https://thenewskhazana.com/story/meet-vinit-shahdeo-a-resident-of-jharkhand-has-been-recognized-as-a-github-star-22451/'
    },
    updated: '2021-04-02T00:00:00.000Z',
    summary: {
      type: 'html',
      value: 'My journey got featured by the News Khajana.'
    },
    author: {
      name: 'vinitshahdeo',
      uri: 'https://stars.github.com/vinitshahdeo'
    }
  },
  {
    title: { type: 'html', value: 'Mentor - Google Summer Of Code' },
    id: 'ckmm44oxu03192fxc94w0seir',
    link: {
      href: 'https://community.postman.com/t/idea-9-asyncdiff-general-information/21694'
    },
    updated: '2021-03-20T00:00:00.000Z',
    summary: {
      type: 'html',
      value: 'Postman is one of the mentoring organization for GSoC. This year, Postman has AsyncAPI Initiative as part of their team.\n\nI will be mentoring an idea for AsyncAPI i.e. AsyncDiff. It\'s basically a library to compare two AsyncAPI documents and generate diff for the review process.'
    },
    author: {
      name: 'vinitshahdeo',
      uri: 'https://stars.github.com/vinitshahdeo'
    }
  }
];

Options

Additionally, limit, sanitize and username can be passed to filter the feed entries.

Options Type Description
limit Number max entries to be returned
sanitize Boolean return sanitized feed
(only title, summary, link, updated and author)
username String return entries of GitHub Star for given username only

Show first n feed entries

githubStars.getFeed({ limit: 5 }, (err, feed) => {
  if (err) {
    console.log('Something went wrong while fetching GitHub Stars Feed');
  } else {
    console.log(feed); // first 5 feed entries
  }
});

Get feed of any GitHub Star (by their GitHub username say vinitshahdeo)

githubStars.getFeed({ username: 'vinitshahdeo' }, (err, feed) => {
  if (err) {
    console.log('Something went wrong while fetching GitHub Stars Feed');
  } else {
    console.log(feed); // feed of vinitshahdeo only
  }
});

Get sanitized feed

githubStars.getFeed({ sanitize: true }, (err, feed) => {
  if (err) {
    console.log('Something went wrong while fetching GitHub Stars Feed');
  } else {
    console.log(feed); // sanitized feed
  }
});

Blog

Do check out the article "How to get GitHub Stars Contributions" on Hashnode!

Hashnode blog - Vinit Shahdeo

RSS Feed

This NPM module is basically taking the RSS feed for GitHub Stars contributions and converting it into a valid JSON object which can be further used to build Node.js / React applications.

A sample entry from GitHub Stars Contributions feed looks like below:

<entry>
  <title type="html"><![CDATA[ Meet Vinit Shahdeo, a resident of Jharkhand, has been recognized as a GitHub Star ]]></title>
  <id>cknat1te840382f1viftueegf</id>
  <link href="https://thenewskhazana.com/story/meet-vinit-shahdeo-a-resident-of-jharkhand-has-been-recognized-as-a-github-star-22451/"/>
  <updated>2021-04-02T00:00:00.000Z</updated>
  <summary type="html"><![CDATA[ My journey got featured by the News Khajana. ]]></summary>
  <author>
    <name>vinitshahdeo</name>
    <uri>https://stars.github.com/vinitshahdeo</uri>
  </author>
</entry>

Example

Please checkout examples/ directory to view example.

Refer the sample response here.

Acknowledgement

I'm happy to be a part of the GitHub Stars Hall of Fame. From a (green) dot to a star, here’s how my journey uncoiled - tiny.cc/GitHubStar. Check out my GitHub Star profile here. 🌟 Let me know what do you build consuming this API?

PS: Always grateful to GitHub! 🖤

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