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Hacker News API Integrations

Build and run workflows using the Hacker News API. Use 1000s of source-available triggers and actions across 2,100+ apps. Or write custom code to integrate any app or API in seconds.

Overview

The Hacker News API on Pipedream allows you to tap into the vibrant pool of stories, comments, and user data from one of tech's favorite forums. By leveraging this API, you can automate the process of extracting data for analysis, tracking mentions of specific topics, or even monitoring the performance of your own submissions. The real power lies in integrating this wealth of information with other services to create custom, automated workflows that save time and keep you informed.

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import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform"
export default defineComponent({
  props: {
    hacker_news: {
      type: "app",
      app: "hacker_news",
    }
  },
  async run({steps, $}) {
    return await axios($, {
      url: `http://hn.algolia.com/api/v1/search_by_date?query=pipedream`,
    })
  },
})

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Example Use Cases

  • Trending Alerts to Slack: Use the Hacker News API to monitor stories gaining traction. Set up a workflow that checks for stories with a high number of points or comments and automatically sends a summary of these trending topics to a designated Slack channel. This keeps your team in the loop with minimal effort.

  • Competitor Mention Tracker: Keep an eye on the mention of competitors or specific technologies. Create a workflow that searches comments and stories for predefined keywords and compiles them into a report delivered to your email. This can help with market analysis and competitive intelligence.

  • Personal Dashboard Update: If you are actively participating in Hacker News, you might want a dashboard that tracks your posts’ performance. Set up a workflow to pull data on your stories, such as points and comment counts, and push updates to a Google Sheet. This provides a personal analytics platform to track and analyze your engagement.

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"Google Alerts" for Hacker News

Google Alerts let you "monitor the web for interesting new content" and many of our users like to do the same for Hacker News.

The Hacker News components turn the Hacker News API into an event stream based on your given keyword(s).

Components can emit events, which can be retrieved programmatically via CLI, API or SSE. They can also trigger Pipedream workflows on every event. For example, you can process items from an RSS feed and access the items via REST API, or trigger code to run on every new item using the SSE interface or a workflow.

Usage

or:

Install the Pipedream CLI, then deploy the Hacker News "new stories by keyword" component from the registry:

pd deploy hacker_news-new-stories-by-keyword

Or, deploy the "new comments by keyword" component from the registry:

pd deploy hacker_news-new-stories-by-keyword

Submit your keyword and deploy your component.

You have turned the Hacker News API into a real time event stream!

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Why use components?

Components are similar to serverless functions, like those offered by AWS Lambda. You don't have to manage the server that runs the code — components are hosted on Pipedream infrastructure — and they run on specific events like HTTP requests and timers.

But we believe components are simpler to learn, write, and maintain for many use cases. They let you focus more on the code, and less on the configuration of the function and its associated services:

  • You can configure an HTTP server via props, and can use a built-in key-value store to manage state. Components creates the HTTP interface for you on deploy, and the key-value store comes for free: there's no need to create these resources manually.
  • Components are meant to be reusable. They can accept input via props, which a user sets on deploy.
  • Components are self-contained. Their name, version, props, and code are all defined in one file. This makes components easy to understand at a glance, and easy to fork and modify.

This is also an early release. The component API will improve over time. Right now, we're looking for any and all feedback. Tell us what you're building, what works and what doesn't, and anything you think would improve the product.

Pricing

Pipedream is currently free, subject to the limits noted below. Paid tiers for higher volumes are coming soon.

If you exceed any of these limits, please reach out.

Limits

Components are subject to the limits of the Pipedream platform.

Found a Bug? Have a Feature to suggest?

Any bugs or feature requests for specific components can be raised in this repo as new Github issues or pull requests.

Pipedream also operates a roadmap to solicit feature requests for the Pipedream platform at large (the pipedream.com UI, workflows, the CLI, etc).

You can always reach out to our team - we're happy to discuss feedback or help fix a bug.

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Authentication

The Hacker News API does not require authentication.