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Alfredo Salzillo
Alfredo Salzillo

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The state of dev.to v0 api

To prevente the abuse of web scraper on dev.to i want to share what i learn about the dev.to v0 api.

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Michael Lustig - halfjew22@gmail.com

Hey Alfredo, thanks for the resource. Did you gather this info by guessing and checking or did you look at the source? github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to/...

In either case, do you know if there's a way to look up a user by Github username?

Seems like this is where the magic happens, but I don't know how to read Ruby: github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to/...

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Robert Peterman

Thanks for putting this all in one spot Alfredo!

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Guillermo Tobar

Hi, how do I get the content of the article?

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Alfredo Salzillo Author

to get the content of an article

dev.to/api/articles/{articleID}

for example, for this article

dev.to/api/articles/94179

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Abdul Basit

How can I get all articles of specific user?

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Alfredo Salzillo Author

All API return paged lists, the only way to get all the articles of a user is to call dev.to/api/articles?username={user... until the reply is an empty array.

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Marco Damaceno

Is it possible to get users by location?

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Alfredo Salzillo Author • Edited on

For all, I have found the openapi3.0 definitions of all the API and have created a swagger website.

dev-to-swagger

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Peter Salomonsson

Is it possible to get the articles in created_at desc? Or do I need to sort it myself??

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Alfredo Salzillo Author

It's not possible, as today you can only get articles by published_at desc based on the top query parameters

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MartinJ

Thanks for this - very interesting. If you have a spare moment, could you tell me how to find the articleID for a post please?