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A Twitter bot to explore the Awesome Java list

Gwendal Daniel
・2 min read

I love making lists. I use them to organize my day, remember important things, and keep track of tools and libraries I want to explore. Lists like Awesome Java are a treat for people like me. Curated content on a technology I like and use everyday? Sign me in!

But the truth is: I am too lazy to actually read the list and select an entry I want to explore. Like many list makers, I end up with piles of lists (and even lists of lists!) that are just collecting dust. I believe these lists are missing one key ingredient to be really useful. I don't want to look at them, I want their content to be pushed directly in front of me.

So I created a Twitter bot that does exactly that. It uses the curated content from the Awesome Java list and posts a daily tweet with a random entry, directly into your feed.

If you are interested you can follow @daily_awsm_java. The list contains more than 500 entries (kudos to @akullpp for the hard work 🙏), so there will be fresh content for quite some time 😉

You can also take a look at the original post on the Xatkit blog if you want to learn more about the technology behind the bot.

And let me know if you'd like to see more Awesome List bots on Twitter! The Awesome list of lists is full of interesting topics to explore!

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