I want to run some analysis on dev.to for some future posts!
So over the next 15 days (at time of writing) I am grabbing every single article ever written on dev.to!
This page serves two purposes, it lets me see how many articles I have downloaded and it lets me experiment with automatically updating a page!
This page should update every 5 minutes automatically!
So bookmark this page and come back in more than 5 minutes, if all goes according to plan there will be a different set of articles listed below and all the stats will have changed!
Below are links to the last 50 articles added to the database, who knows they might offer you some reading inspiration!
At the end of the article are some stats so far, just in case you are interested!
Let's hope that dev.to doesn't rate limit or block me (I am only running 30 queries a minute just to be kind to their resources so fingers crossed it will be fine) so I can grab all the data I need!
Anyway, no need to take this post too seriously, it is purely an experiment! However I will be doing a full write up on how to use the API to update a post automatically and how I grabbed all the data too!
here are the last 50 articles added to the database, have a quick look and see if any of them interest you!
Just in case you are wondering what sort of things we can analyse (a very limited sample):
- Number of articles added in the last hour: 0
- Number of articles added in total so far: 263900
- ID of last post checked (as some posts are 404): 691700
- Average number of reactions (hearts, unicorns and bookmakrs) on all stored entries: 19.91
- Average number of comments on all stored entries: 2.41
- Estimated time remaining to gather all articles: 0 Days 00 Hours 00 Mins
I wanted to show what some other people have built with the API, so below are some posts suggested in the comments that you might want to check out!