Hacker News Insights Mod

Create dashboards and reports for Hacker News stories, jobs, and other items using Steampipe.


Dashboards can help answer questions like:

  • What companies, languages, and clouds were recently mentioned in stories?
  • What roles and technologies were recently mentioned in jobs?
  • What are the most popular domains among submitted stories?
  • What are the latest Ask and Show HNs?


Steampipe is an open source CLI to instantly query cloud APIs using SQL.

Steampipe Mods are collections of named queries, codified controls that can be used to test current configuration of your cloud resources against a desired configuration, and dashboards that organize and display key pieces of information.


Getting started


Download and install Steampipe (https://steampipe.io/downloads). Or use Brew:

brew tap turbot/tap
brew install steampipe

Install the Hacker News plugin with Steampipe:

steampipe plugin install hackernews


git clone https://github.com/turbot/steampipe-mod-hackernews-insights.git
cd steampipe-mod-hackernews-insights


Start your dashboard server to get started:

steampipe dashboard

By default, the dashboard interface will then be launched in a new browser window at http://localhost:9194. From here, you can view dashboards and reports.


No extra configuration is required.


If you have an idea for additional dashboards or just want to help maintain and extend this mod (or others) we would love you to join the community and start contributing.

Please see the contribution guidelines and our code of conduct. All contributions are subject to the Apache 2.0 open source license.

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