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Run Python Code with Python API on New Comments by Keyword from Hacker News API

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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Hacker News trigger and Python action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New Comments by Keyword trigger
    1. Connect your Hacker News account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Optional- Configure Keyword
  3. Configure the Run Python Code action
    1. Connect your Python account
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, source-available components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Trigger

Description:Emit new comments that mention a specific keyword
Version:0.0.4
Key:hacker_news-new-comments-by-keyword

Trigger Code

const Parser = require("rss-parser");
const { DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL } = require("@pipedream/platform");
const hacker_news = require("../../hacker_news.app.js");

const parser = new Parser();

module.exports = {
  key: "hacker_news-new-comments-by-keyword",
  name: "New Comments by Keyword",
  description: "Emit new comments that mention a specific keyword",
  app: "hacker_news",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    hacker_news,
    timer: {
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL,
      },
    },
    db: "$.service.db",
    // If you want a single search feed but multiple keywords, separate the keywords with " OR ":
    keyword: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Keyword",
      description: "Keyword to watch. Matches comments. Leave blank to get all comments.",
      optional: true,
      default: "",
    },
  },
  methods: {
    // in theory if alternate setting title and description or aren't unique this won't work
    itemKey(item) {
      return item.guid || item.id || item.title || item.description;
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const seenKeys = this.db.get("seenKeys") || [];
    const seenKeysMap = seenKeys.reduce((acc, v) => {
      acc[v] = true;
      return acc;
    }, {});
    // All elements of an item are optional,
    // however at least one of title or description must be present.
    // should be listed from most recent to least recent
    const feed = await parser.parseURL(`https://hnrss.org/newcomments?q=${encodeURIComponent(this.keyword)}`);
    for (let idx = feed.items.length - 1; idx >= 0; idx--) {
      const item = feed.items[idx];
      const key = this.itemKey(item);
      // XXX throw if !key?
      if (seenKeysMap[key]) continue;
      seenKeys.unshift(key);
      seenKeysMap[key] = true; // just in case of dupes
      this.$emit(item, {
        id: this.itemKey(item),
        summary: item.title,
        ts: item.pubdate && +new Date(item.pubdate),
      });
    }
    if (seenKeys.length) {
      // XXX restrict by byte size instead of el size
      this.db.set("seenKeys", seenKeys.slice(0, 1000));
    }
  },
};

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Hacker Newshacker_newsappThis component uses the Hacker News app.
timer$.interface.timer
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
Keywordkeywordstring

Keyword to watch. Matches comments. Leave blank to get all comments.

Trigger Authentication

The Hacker News API does not require authentication.

About Hacker News

Social news website

Action

Description:Write Python and use any of the 350k+ PyPi packages available. Refer to the [Pipedream Python docs](https://pipedream.com/docs/code/python) to learn more.
Version:0.0.2
Key:python-run-python-code

Python Overview

Python API on Pipedream offers developers to build or automate a variety of
tasks from their web and cloud apps. With the Python API, users are able to
create comprehensive and flexible scripts, compose and manage environment
variables, and configure resources to perform a range of functions.

By using Pipedream, you can easily:

  • Create automated workflows that run on a specific schedule
  • Compose workflows across various apps and services
  • React to events in cloud services or form data
  • Automatically create content and notifications
  • Construct classifications and predictions
  • Analyze and react to sentiment, sentiment analysis and sentiment score
  • Connect backends to the frontend with serverless functions
  • Work with files and databases
  • Perform web requests and fetch data
  • Integrate third-party APIs into your apps
  • Orchestrate data processing tasks and pipelines
  • Create powerful application APIs with authentication and authorization
  • Design CI/CD pipelines and Continuous Delivery services
  • Connect databases like MongoDB and MySQL
  • Monitor connections and events
  • Generate alerts and notifications for corresponding events

Action Code

import python from "../../python.app.mjs";

export default {
  name: "Run Python Code",
  version: "0.0.2",
  key: "python-run-python-code",
  description: "Write Python and use any of the 350k+ PyPi packages available. Refer to the [Pipedream Python docs](https://pipedream.com/docs/code/python) to learn more.",
  props: {
    python,
  },
  type: "action",
  methods: {},
  async run({
    steps, $,
  }) {
    // Placeholder action for Python code app
  },
};

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
PythonpythonappThis component uses the Python app.

Action Authentication

The Python API does not require authentication.

About Python

Anything you can do in Python can be done in a Pipedream Workflow. This includes using any of the 350,000+ PyPi packages available in your Python powered workflows.

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