slashdot api for scrapping, storage, and access of Slashdot.com. Built for http://discussitapp.com
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
app
bin
config
db
lib
log
public
spec
vendor/assets
.gitignore
.rspec
.travis.yml
CHANGELOG.md
Gemfile
Gemfile.lock
LICENSE
Procfile
README.md
Rakefile
config.ru
logfile

README.md

Slashdot-API

Unofficial API for Slashdot.com

Version 0.1

API for archiving and accessing Slashdot Postings, associated metadata, and URLS per posting.

Currently hosted at: slashdot-api.herokuapp.com

Features

Version 0.1.0 of Slashdot API contains basic metadata on SlashdotPostings and (most importantly) their associated URLs:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Permalinks
  • Post-body URLs

Background

This Slashdot-API was built to serve the Discuss-It app and provide easy access and searching of Slashdot Postings.

Slashdot has no official API so results from Slashdot are aggregated by our own API which scrapes the most recent postings and stores them as listings in our PG database.

API

Want to use our app for easy searching?

Slashdot API results can be conveniently accessed with a request to our slashdot_postings page. All results are currently served up as JSON:

http://localhost:5000/slashdot_postings/search?url=http://singularityhub.com/2013/07/27/canvas-camera-brush-and-algorithms-enable-robot-artists-beautiful-paintings/

Documentation

Created and maintained by

theoretick :: github, twitter

ericalthatcher :: github, twitter

CodingAntecedent :: github, twitter

Find a bug? Contributions welcome.

License

See LICENSE for the full Apache license text.