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Hacker News API not well designed (
3 points by kinnard 1036 days ago | 6 comments

2 points by i4cu 1036 days ago | link

HN has been a huge success story in my eyes. It's been in operational/maintenance mode for a decade and loaded with high traffic use.

Personally, I think getting worked up over the API is just absurd. It has served its purpose well.


1 point by kinnard 1036 days ago | link

Apparently they mean to change that:


1 point by i4cu 1035 days ago | link

Continuous improvement is always a good thing.


2 points by i4cu 1035 days ago | link

Personally I thought this was awesome (It was referenced in one of the comments within the HN post):

HN has become the modern day 'todo' dev requirement.


2 points by krapp 1035 days ago | link

I actually started and abandoned unfinished a Hacker News clone in Hack a while ago, and a client has always been vaguely on my todo list.

I wonder how many HN users have projects like that sitting somewhere.


2 points by kinnard 1035 days ago | link

I have one. I plan on plowing through it soon.