Ruby CGI script to provide Atom feeds of Blocket.se searches.
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Blocket.se Feeds

Ruby script that uses mechanize and Builder to provide an Atom (RSS, kind of) feed of Blocket.se search results. Blocket.se is a Swedish classifieds site.

Blocket.se seem to actively try to block or break attempts to provide feeds of their classifieds.

There is a hosted version of this script on http://blocket.nyh.name, but you may want to set it up on your own server if they block it, or if the hosted version gets overloaded.

On Heroku

You don't need much more than this to set up your own copy for free on Heroku. They're incredible.

gem install heroku                      # Install tools.
heroku create blocket-some-unique-name  # Create server.
heroku addons:add memcachier            # Add memcached.
git push heroku                         # Deploy app.
heroku open                             # See it in your browser.

# Optional:
heroku addons:add newrelic:standard     # Performance analytics.

CGI on Apache

The included .htaccess used to work with Apache and hopefully still does.

The path to request becomes e.g.

http://example.com/blocket.atom/stockholm?q=fisk

Example screenshot

Example screenshot in Safari:

Screenshot

Credits and license

By Henrik Nyh under the MIT license:

Copyright (c) 2010 Henrik Nyh

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.