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devrant v0.0.11

Unofficial wrapper for the public devRant API.

devRant

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Unofficial wrapper for the public devRant API.

devRant

Requirements

You need node version 6 or greater.

Installation

npm i -S devrant

Interface

This module exposes methods to fetch rants (posts) from devRant and to fetch the profile of a devRant user by username.

devRant Display Requirements

When displaying the contents of a rant fetched from the devRant API, it is required to credit the author of a rant by displaying their devRant username.

Syntax

devRant
  .rants()
  .then()
  .catch();

Methods

After requiring the module, the following methods can be used:

METHODARGUMENTSRETURNSDESCRIPTION
rantYesPromiseRetrieve a single rant from devRant. Use this method to retrieve a rant with its full text and comments. The retrieved rant is a Full Rant Object.
rantsOptionalPromiseRetrieve rants from devRant. The retrieved rants are Simple Rant Objects.
searchYesPromiseRetrieve rants from devRant that match a specific search term. The retrieved rants are Simple Rant Objects.
profileYesPromiseRetrieve the profile of a devRant user by username. The retrieved profile is a Profile Object.

.rant(id)

Retrieve a single rant from devRant. Use this method to retrieve a rant with its full text and comments.

The retrieved rant is a Full Rant Object.

Arguments
NAMETYPEDESCRIPTION
idNumberThe rant id. For example 43511.
Returns

Promise.

.rants(options)

Retrieve rants from devRant.

By providing an options Object as an argument, it's possible to sort by algo, recent and top rants. As well as limiting and skipping the amount of rants to be fetched.

The retrieved rants are Simple Rant Objects.

Arguments
NAMETYPEDESCRIPTION
optionsObjectOptional. The options to control the rants to be fetched. When omitted, 50 rants of type algo will be fetched and 0 rants will be skipped.
Options
OPTIONS KEYTYPEDESCRIPTION
sortStringOptional. The type of rants to be fetched. Must be algo, recent or top. When omitted, it defaults to algo.
limitNumberOptional. The amount of rants to be fetched. When omitted, it defaults to 50.
skipNumberOptional. The amount of rants to be skipped. When omitted, it defaults to 0.
Returns

Promise.

.search(term)

Retrieve rants from devRant that match a specific search term.

The retrieved rants are Simple Rant Objects.

Arguments
NAMETYPEDESCRIPTION
termStringThe search term used to match specific rants. For example javascript, xcode, wk2, devrant, etc.
Returns

Promise.

.profile(username)

Retrieve the profile of a devRant user by username.

The retrieved profile is a Profile Object.

Arguments
NAMETYPEDESCRIPTION
usernameStringThe devRant username. For example danillouz, dfox, localhost, etc.
Returns

Promise.

Rant Object Simple

{
  "id": 43511,
  "text": "when people think you know everything...",
  "num_upvotes": 38,
  "num_downvotes": 1,
  "score": 37,
  "created_time": 1464610498,
  "attached_image": {
    "url": "https://d1fvlyhrbsf219.cloudfront.net/devrant/rant/r_43511_uQDW4.jpg",
    "width": 600,
    "height": 300
  },
  "num_comments": 5,
  "tags": [ ],
  "vote_state": 0,
  "user_id": 15601,
  "user_username": "Mung00se",
  "user_score": 272
}

Rant Object Full

{
  "rant": {
    "id": 43511,
    "text": "when people think you know everything...",
    "num_upvotes": 39,
    "num_downvotes": 1,
    "score": 38,
    "created_time": 1464610498,
    "attached_image": {
      "url": "https://d1fvlyhrbsf219.cloudfront.net/devrant/rant/r_43511_uQDW4.jpg",
      "width": 600,
      "height": 300
    },
    "num_comments": 5,
    "tags": [ ],
    "vote_state": 0,
    "user_id": 15601,
    "user_username": "Mung00se",
    "user_score": 273
  },
  "comments": [
    {
      "id": 43529,
      "rant_id": 43511,
      "body": "But at some point we all do it.",
      "num_upvotes": 2,
      "num_downvotes": 0,
      "score": 2,
      "created_time": 1464611516,
      "vote_state": 0,
      "user_id": 505,
      "user_username": "Jumpshot44",
      "user_score": 2233
    }
  ],
  "success": true
}

Profile Object

{
  "username": "danillouz",
  "score": 207,
  "about": "I spend too much time tweaking my terminal and color schemes..",
  "location": "The Netherlands",
  "created_time": 1463432703,
  "skills": "Node.js, JavaScript, mongoDB, GraphQL, ObjectiveC, Go",
  "github": "danillouz",
  "content": {
    "content": {
      "rants": [
        {
          "id": 38898,
          "text": "Me and my team are working on a system where we depend on a component that was built by a different dev team and hasn't been integration tested yet, because it's that new. This is how it's going..",
          "num_upvotes": 35,
          "num_downvotes": 0,
          "score": 35,
          "created_time": 1464211080,
          "attached_image": {
            "url": "https://d1fvlyhrbsf219.cloudfront.net/devrant/rant/r_38898_Z93E9.gif",
            "width": 380,
            "height": 230
          },
          "num_comments": 2,
          "tags": [
            "teams",
            "integration-testing",
            "dependencies"
          ],
          "vote_state": 0,
          "user_id": 27942,
          "user_username": "danillouz",
          "user_score": 207
        }
      ],
      "upvoted": [
        {
          "id": 42586,
          "text": "My office desk",
          "num_upvotes": 65,
          "num_downvotes": 0,
          "score": 65,
          "created_time": 1464530939,
          "attached_image": {
            "url": "https://d1fvlyhrbsf219.cloudfront.net/devrant/rant/r_42586_9jWtu.jpg",
            "width": 800,
            "height": 600
          },
          "num_comments": 18,
          "tags": [
            "mydesk"
          ],
          "vote_state": 0,
          "user_id": 13541,
          "user_username": "dvlpr",
          "user_score": 104
        }
      ],
      "comments": [
        {
          "id": 41422,
          "rant_id": 41065,
          "body": "@xroad Hodor",
          "num_upvotes": 3,
          "num_downvotes": 0,
          "score": 3,
          "created_time": 1464425475,
          "vote_state": 0,
          "user_id": 27942,
          "user_username": "danillouz",
          "user_score": 207
        }
      ]
    },
    "counts": {
      "rants": 5,
      "upvoted": 37,
      "comments": 16
    }
  }
}

Examples

Fetch rant with id 43511

'use strict';

const devRant = require('devrant');

devRant
  .rant(43511)
  .then(function receiveRant(rant) {
    console.log('rant: ', rant);
  })
  .catch(function errorHandler(err) {
    console.log('err: ', err.message);
  });

Fetch 10 rants of type top and skip the first 10

const devRant = require('devrant');

devRant
  .rants({
    sort: 'top',
    limit: 10,
    skip: 10
  })
  .then(function receiveRants(rants) {
    console.log('rants: ', rants);
  })
  .catch(function errorHandler(err) {
    console.log('err: ', err.message);
  });

Fetch 50 rants of type algo and skip 0 by using default behavior

'use strict';

const devRant = require('devrant');
const co = require('co');

function algoRants() {
  return co(function *fetchRants() {      
    const rants = yield devRant.rants();

    console.log(`rants: ${rants}`);
  });
}

algoRants();

Fetch all rants that match the search term javascript

'use strict';

const devRant = require('devrant');
const co = require('co');

function search(term) {
  return co(function *searchRants() {     
    const rants = yield devRant.search(term);

    console.log(`rants: ${rants}`);
  });
}

search('javascript');

Fetch the profile of the devRant user with username dfox

'use strict';

const devRant = require('devrant');
const co = require('co');

function getProfile(username) {
  return co(function *fetchProfile() {    
    const profile = yield devRant.profile(username);

    console.log(`profile: ${profile}`);
  });
}

getProfile('dfox');
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