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hack-news

2.0.5 • Public • Published

Installation

$ npm install hack-news

Usage

Top Stories

The examples below show how to access the IDs of the top stories on Hacker News.

var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//Returns an array of all the article ids for the top stories on hacker news
 
hn.allTopStories( (error, allTheStories) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(allTheStories);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.allTopStories().then(stories => {console.log(stories);});
 
/*Returns an array of article ids in the amount of your choice.
So if you wanted the top ten stories on Hacker News it would look like this.*/
 
hn.numberOfTopStories(10, (error, numberOfStories) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(numberOfStories);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.numberOfTopStories(10).then(numberOfStories => {console.log(numberOfStories);});

New Stories

The examples below show how to access the IDs of the new stories on Hacker News.

var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//Returns an array of all the article ids for the new stories on hacker news
hn.allNewStories( (error, allTheStories) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(allTheStories);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.allNewStories().then(stories => {console.log(stories);});
 
/*Returns an array of article ids in the amount of your choice.
So if you wanted the top ten newest stories on Hacker News it would look like this.*/
hn.numberOfNewStories(10, (error, numOfStories) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(numOfStories);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.numberOfNewStories(10).then(numOfStories => {console.log(numOfStories);});

Ask, Show and Job Stories

The examples below show how to access the IDs of Ask, Show and Job stories on Hacker News.

var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//Returns an array of all the article ids for Ask, Show and Job stories on hacker news.
//Just place 'ask', 'show', or 'job' as the first parameter to retrieve the array you need.
hn.asjStories('ask', (error, asj) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(asj);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.asjStories('show').then(asj => {console.log(asj);});
 
//If you wanted the Top Ten Ask, Show, Job you ca use the numbOfAskShowOrJobStories method like so.
hn.numbOfAsjStories('show', 10, (error, asj) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(asj);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.numbOfAsjStories('job', 10).then(asj => {console.log(asj);});

IDs

The examples below show how to select a single story with its ID you can also use the ID method with the other methods provided.

All items have some of the following properties, with required properties in bold.

Field Description
id The item's unique id.
deleted true if the item is deleted.
type The type of item. One of "job", "story", "comment", "poll", or "pollopt".
by The username of the item's author.
time Creation date of the item, in Unix Time.
text The comment, story or poll text. HTML.
dead true if the item is dead.
parent The item's parent. For comments, either another comment or the relevant story. For pollopts, the relevant poll.
kids The ids of the item's comments, in ranked display order.
url The URL of the story.
score The story's score, or the votes for a pollopt.
title The title of the story, poll or job.
parts A list of related pollopts, in display order.
descendants In the case of stories or polls, the total comment count.
var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//This will return a object filled with data corresponding to the ID that was used.
hn.storyWithId(002, (error, story) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(story);
});
 
//Used with another method
hn.numberOfNewStories(10, (error, numOfStories) => {
  var myArray = numOfStories;
  hn.storyWithId(myArray[0], (error, story) => {
    console.log(story);
  });
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.storyWithId(12303).then(story => {console.log(story);});
 
//Used with another method.
hn.numbOfAsjStories('job', 10).then(asj => {
  var myArray = asj;
  hn.storyWithId(myArray[6]).then(story => {console.log(story);});
});

Users

The examples below show how to select a single user with his or hers ID you can also use the user method with the other methods provided.

All users have some of the following properties, with required properties in bold.

Field Description
id The user's unique username. Case-sensitive. Required.
delay Delay in minutes between a comment's creation and its visibility to other users.
created Creation date of the user, in Unix Time.
karma The user's karma.
about The user's optional self-description. HTML.
submitted List of the user's stories, polls and comments.
var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//This will return a object filled with data corresponding to the ID that was used.
hn.userWithId('thefox', (error, user) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(user);
});
 
//Used with another method
hn.storyWithId(7567, (error, story) => {
  var myUser = story.by;
  hn.userWithId(myUser, (error, user) => {
    console.log(user);
  });
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.userWithId('thefox').then(user => {console.log(user);});
 
//Used with another method.
hn.storyWithId(7875).then(story => {
  var myUser = story.by;
  hn.storyWithId(myUser).then(user => {console.log(user);});
});

Changed items and profiles

The examples below show how to access the changed or updated items and profiles on Hacker News.

var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//This will return a object with two properties, one for the items and another for the profiles.
hn.changedItemsAndProfiles( (error, itemsProfiles) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(itemsProfiles);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.changedItemsAndProfiles().then(itemsProfiles => {console.log(itemsProfiles);});

Max Item

The examples below show how to grab the max item on hacker news.

var hn = require('hack-news');
 
//This will return the max item.
hn.maxItem( (error, mItem) => {
  if (error) {
    console.log(error);
  }
  console.log(mItem);
});
 
//Using Promises
hn.maxItem().then(mItem => {console.log(mItem);});

install

npm i hack-news

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2.0.5

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