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[GSOC-2017] Work Product Submission, Vibhor Verma, FOSSASIA

GSOC-2017 Work Product Submission, FOSSASIA

Student: Vibhor Verma

Github Handle: @vibhcool

Project: Add more harvester to loklak server

Organisation: FOSSASIA


This summer, I contributed to FOSSASIA organization with my peer-developers in Loklak projects like Loklak Server and Loklak Scraper JS. I also engaged in Loklak Search, Loklak Wok and Loklak Apps projects in review process and discussions.

I contributed primarily in Loklak Server to set up multiscraper system for the web-scrapers. This task included:

  • Add BaseScraper as the abstract class for the web-scrapers.
  • Add Post object as generic message holder for all results scraped by web scrapers
  • Create iterator object based on existing iterator Timeline
  • Configure SearchServlet to set up multiscraper system.
  • Index the results scraped by webscrapers and fetch them from cache. The related PR to this change is currently in review process.

Other tasks in Loklak Server included:

  • To add filter for TwitterScraper
  • Kubernetes deployment of Loklak Server with Nginx Ingress Controller and Kube-Lego for SSL encryption.
  • Refactoring of existing code to improve code quality.
  • Set up Testing framework for Loklak Server.

My Contributions

Loklak Server

Loklak Scraper JS

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