Python, , get_top_hn_posts.py

from __future__ import annotations

import requests


def get_hackernews_story(story_id: str) -> dict:
    url = f"https://hacker-news.firebaseio.com/v0/item/{story_id}.json?print=pretty"
    return requests.get(url).json()


def hackernews_top_stories(max_stories: int = 10) -> list[dict]:
    """
    Get the top max_stories posts from HackerNews - https://news.ycombinator.com/
    """
    url = "https://hacker-news.firebaseio.com/v0/topstories.json?print=pretty"
    story_ids = requests.get(url).json()[:max_stories]
    return [get_hackernews_story(story_id) for story_id in story_ids]


def hackernews_top_stories_as_markdown(max_stories: int = 10) -> str:
    stories = hackernews_top_stories(max_stories)
    return "\n".join("* [{title}]({url})".format(**story) for story in stories)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    print(hackernews_top_stories_as_markdown())