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StackExchange API Node.js
/**
* Created by amills001c on 9/15/15.
*/
var url = 'http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/answers?order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow';
var http = require("http");
var zlib = require("zlib");
function getGzipped(url, callback) {
// buffer to store the streamed decompression
var buffer = [];
http.get(url, function (res) {
// pipe the response into the gunzip to decompress
var gunzip = zlib.createGunzip();
res.pipe(gunzip);
gunzip.on('data', function (data) {
// decompression chunk ready, add it to the buffer
buffer.push(data.toString())
}).on("end", function () {
// response and decompression complete, join the buffer and return
callback(null, buffer.join(""));
}).on("error", function (e) {
callback(e);
})
}).on('error', function (e) {
callback(e)
});
}
getGzipped(url, function (err, data) {
if(err){
console.error(err);
}
else{
console.log(data);
}
});
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