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Grapevine RSS Aggregator

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RSS Aggregator written in Typescript

Motivation

Being an avid user of RSS since the late 1990s, I have become tired of the RSS software I use disappearing when the software authors lose interest (I'm looking at you Google, Fever, etc ...). Since RSS is s daily use for me, I decided to write, and maintain, my own solution.

Grapevine RSS Aggregator is the backend service. This is the "sync" engine. Run and maintain your own aggregator with an API and connect to it with a client.

Grapevine RSS Reader is the initial frontend service. This is the client, or user interface.

My hope is that other RSS readers will integrate with the Grapevine API.

Setup

Container: https://hub.docker.com/r/mrbond/grapevine-rss-aggregator/

Web Front End: Grapevine RSS Reader

Database

If you are using docker compose, you can skip to step #2 and just run yarn dbm up to apply all the database migrations.

  1. Create the datbase and user

    The following creates a new database called grapevine_rss and gives a new user grapevine with password rss full access to it.

    mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -u root -p < ./installation/create_database.sql
  2. Run database migrations

    yarn dbm up
  3. Run datbase migration in docker. Replace src_grapevine-aggregator_1 with the container id

    docker exec -it src_grapevine-aggregator_1 yarn dbm up

Creating a user

Currently all users are read/write. When creating a user a password will be generated. The password will only be displayed once. Be sure to keep the output of the script in a safe place.

To create an account with USERNAME

  1. While running locally yarn run add-account -u USERNAME
  2. While running in Docker docker exec -e DB_HOST=mysql -e DB_USER=grapevine -e CONFIG_ENV=prod -it CONTAINER_ID yarn run add-account -u USERNAME

Running in Production

datbase information can be passed into the application via ENV variables.

  • DB_HOST
  • DP_PORT
  • DB_USER
  • DB_PASSWD

Docker Compose

  mysql:
    image: mysql:5.7
    environment:
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: 12345
      MYSQL_DATABASE: node_rss_aggregator
      MYSQL_USER: rss
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: rss
    ports:
      - 3306:3306
    volumes:
      - mysql:/var/lib/mysql
  grapevine-rss:
    image: mrbond/grapevine-rss-aggregator
    environment:
      CONFIG_ENV: prod
      DB_HOST: mysql
      DB_USER: DATABASE_USER
      DB_PASSWD: DATABASE_PASSWORD
    ports:
      - 3000:3000
    command: run start

API

Feeds

Create

URL: /api/v1/feed

Method: POST

Payload:

{
  title: Joi.string().required(),
  url: Joi.string().uri().required(),
}

Update

URL: /api/v1/feed

Method: PUT

Payload:

{
  id: Joi.number().integer().min(1).required(),
  title: Joi.string().required(),
  url: Joi.string().uri().required(),
}

Get

URL: /api/v1/feed

Method: GET

Response:

{
  id: Joi.number().integer().min(1).required(),
  title: Joi.string().required(),
  url: Joi.string().uri().required(),
  added_on: Joi.number().required(),
  last_updated: Joi.number().required(),
}

Delete

URL: /api/v1/feed/{id}

Method: DELETE

Response:

{
  "message": "successfully deleted feed"
}

Groups

Add Group

URL: /api/v1/group

Method: POST

Payload:

{
  name: Joi.string().required(),
}

Response:

{
  id: Joi.number().integer().min(1).required(),
  name: Joi.string().required(),
}

Update Group

URL: /api/v1/group/{id}

Method: PUT

Payload:

{
  name: Joi.string().required(),
}

Response:

{
  id: Joi.number().integer().min(1).required(),
  name: Joi.string().required(),
}

Get List of Groups

URL: /api/v1/group

Method: GET

Response:

[
  {
    id: Joi.number().integer().min(1).required(),
    name: Joi.string().required(),
  }
]

Get Group

URL: /api/v1/group/{id}

Method: GET

Response:

  {
    id: Joi.number().integer().min(1).required(),
    name: Joi.string().required(),
  }

Delete Group

URL: /api/v1/group/{id}

Method: DELETE

Feed Groups

Add Feed to Group

URL: /api/v1/feed-group

Method: POST

Payload:

{
  feed_id: Joi.number().integer().min(1),
  group_id: Joi.number().integer().min(1),
}

Response:

{
  groups: Joi.array().items(joiGroupResponse),
}

Delete Feed from Group

URL: /api/v1/feed-group

Method: DELETE

Payload:

{
  feed_id: Joi.number().integer().min(1),
  group_id: Joi.number().integer().min(1),
}

Response:

{
  groups: Joi.array().items(joiGroupResponse),
}

Get Groups for Feed

URL: /api/v1/feed/{id}/groups

Method: GET

Response:

{
  groups: Joi.array().items(joiGroupResponse),
}

Get Feeds in group

URL: /api/v1/group/{id}/feeds

Method: GET

Response:

{
  feeds: Joi.array().items(joiRssFeedApiResponse),
}

Items

Get Items in Feed

URL: /api/v1/items/feed/{id}/{flags*}

flags: optional. / delimited list of read, starred, unread, unstarred

Method: GET

Response:

[
  {
    author: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    categories: Joi.array().items(Joi.string().allow(null, "")).optional(),
    comments: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    description: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    enclosures: Joi.array().items(Joi.string().allow(null, "")).optional(),
    feed_id: Joi.number().min(1).required(),
    guid: Joi.string().required(),
    id: Joi.number().min(1).required(),
    image: Joi.object().optional(),
    link: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    published: Joi.date(),
    read: Joi.boolean().required(),
    starred: Joi.boolean().required(),
    summary: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    title: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    updated: Joi.date(),
  }
]

Get items

URL: /api/v1/items/{flags*}

flags: optional. / delimited list of read, starred, unread, unstarred

Method: GET

Response:

[
  {
    author: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    categories: Joi.array().items(Joi.string().allow(null, "")).optional(),
    comments: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    description: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    enclosures: Joi.array().items(Joi.string().allow(null, "")).optional(),
    feed_id: Joi.number().min(1).required(),
    guid: Joi.string().required(),
    id: Joi.number().min(1).required(),
    image: Joi.object().optional(),
    link: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    published: Joi.date(),
    read: Joi.boolean().required(),
    starred: Joi.boolean().required(),
    summary: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    title: Joi.string().optional().allow(null, ""),
    updated: Joi.date(),
  }
]

Update item status

URL: /api/v1/item/{id}/status

Method: POST

Payload:

{
  flag: Joi.string().only(
    ItemFlags.read,
    ItemFlags.unread,
    ItemFlags.starred,
    ItemFlags.unstarred,
  ),
}

Update multiple items statuses

URL: /api/v1/items/status

Method: PATCH

Payload:

{
  flag: Joi.string().only(
    ItemFlags.read,
    ItemFlags.unread,
    ItemFlags.starred,
    ItemFlags.unstarred,
  ),
  ids: Joi.array().items(Joi.number()),
}

TODO

  • Parse title from feed when adding a new feed, if none is provided
  • Download and store favicon
  • Swagger Docs
  • Read only users
  • Support for Password protected RSS feeds
  • Tagging support
  • Multiple Users
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