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A Ruby CLI app that scrapes article information from FreeCodeCamp, HackerNoon, Codeburst and A List Apart.
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Developer News Cli App


The Developer News Cli App is a Ruby gem that scrapes information about the articles on the homepages for FreeCodeCamp, HackerNoon, Codeburst and A List Apart. The gem allows you to select a website and view the article headlines. The app also allows you to select an article to see more information and read the article in your browser; all from the command line.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'developer_news_cli_app'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install developer_news_cli_app


To start the gem, open your terminal and type:



After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the DeveloperNewsCliApp project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.

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