I have been using the Algolia HN Search API for years to power the data gathering for Hacker News Hiring Trends. The idea for this project is to take the “Ask HN: Who is hiring?” thread which is published on Hacker News every month and determine what technologies are most popular, trending up, trending down, etc. Algolia’s API allows me to quickly gather the job postings (first level thread comments) for the month as part of the analysis. After loading up the data, a script analyzes the comments and stores counts for all tracked technologies.
Thanks for posting! The trends are always fun to watch and track.