Dev&Chill: Minicrawler Part 1

In this Dev&Chill project, we're creating a URL crawler. These can be used, for instance, to fetch data from public APIs or crawl a website for content. Here, I'll use it to obtain and keep track of view changes in my DigitalOcean tutorials.

This is part 1 out of 4.

This stream has no voice over; just coding, and captions. Due to an error, the music track was not properly included in this video.

Episode Summary

In this episode, we bootstrap a new Minicli application and use another small library called minicli/curly to fetch content from remote public APIs. We first try out the Chuck Norris API, then we end up using an advices API to fetch random pieces of wisdom / advice slips.

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Relevant Links

PHP, videos, twitch, live