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Ron Swanson quotes API

Because Ron Swanson is a hero. Just a ridiculously simple Node.js server.

Production host

https://ron-swanson-quotes.herokuapp.com/v2/quotes

The Access-Control-Allow-Origin header is set to * so that you can make requests from any domain.

APIs

GET /v2/quotes

Returns an array with one quote:

[
    "Capitalism: God’s way of determining who is smart and who is poor."
]

GET /v2/quotes/<count>

Returns an array with <count> quotes e.g. GET /quotes/2

[
    "Capitalism: God’s way of determining who is smart and who is poor.",
    "Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets."
]

GET /v2/quotes/search/<term>

Returns an array of quotes matching <term> without case sensitivity e.g. GET /quotes/search/hate

[
    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that's lying about being milk.",
    "I hate everything."
]

OpenAPI 3 Schema

An OpenAPI 3 schema is available at /v2/schema. Thanks to Chris Gali for the suggestion and the initial draft.

JavaScript demo

JSFiddle (requires a browser with support for Promises, ES6, fetch, and generator functions.)

Hubot integration

I wrote a Hubot script that can be installed via npm. See the repo for more details.

Local development

Once you've cloned this repo, run npm i to install the dependencies.

Then you can run:

  • npm run build: builds the TypeScript source code
  • npm start: runs the compiled server

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