You want to contact all the watchers of a project. For instance, you want to notify them about some radical changes.
Simply click on the “Eye” icon that shows the number of watchers. It will list your followers.
Or, you can get the list of watchers through an API:
curl http://github.com/api/v2/json/repos/show/USERNAME/REPONAME/watchers?full=1 | python -mjson.tool
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If you want to make a mashup, you need some data first. This post (30 Resources to Find the Data You Need) gives some idea where to start gathering your data to work with.
If you want to consult financial information, Yahoo! Finance is a good site for that. For instance, to get info about Microsoft’s shares, just visit http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=msft&ql=1. There, in the bottom right corner in the Toolbox section, you can find a link “Download Data”.
But is there another way to get financial data? Is there a Yahoo API for this?
The answer to the previous question is: yes, there is. Visit http://www.gummy-stuff.org/Yahoo-data.htm for a detailed presentation of the API.
Here we ask stock information about the shares of Microsoft. Their stock code is “MSFT”. We pass four parameters:
n – stock name,
l1 – current price,
p – price at the previous close,
x – stock exchange. The data is returned as a text file in .csv format:
This can help you to choose the parameters that you really need.