Build a console google tech news reader in Java

I sometimes like to read text in console. It is lot convenient to open a new tmux instance and quickly check few things online. One of such applications is ‘googler’. I can search text in google from command line and open them using the id next to the text.

In this post, I want to talk about similar application I wrote for reading google tech news. It is a very basic application that does similar thing for google tech news. It displays text and id next to it. User can open the associated link (in the default browser) by typing the id.

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The application supports count and reverse display options. With count user can limit the number of news items displayed. Similarly with “r” user can display the items in reverse order. In my opinion limiting the no. of items displayed or listing them in reverse order helps to get the top news items.

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The application source code is at github.

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