Scraper and Web API for The News

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I recently found out about http://thenews.im thanks to @gcollazo. The News is a pretty cool project by ahmetsulek that brings together under one same site LayerVault’s Designer News and Y Combinator’s Hacker News.

I decided to take advantage of having all those posts from two different sources together and built a scraper for it with Node.js. Once I had all the posts stored and updated on my side I thought it’d be cool to implement a JSON endpoint to allow anyone to use the data however they want. 

Example:

Available endpoints:

Data format:

The project/hack is available in GitHub. Star, Watch, Fork at https://github.com/jpadilla/thenews-api

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