ConsolidatedSocialTradeResearchTool

Alex Allbach
December 3, 2014

Overview

Brings together features from the social-networking site stocktwits.com and a tool for performing chart analysis. The user is presented options to get the last messages of trending stocktwits symbols, get the last messages from a specified user, get the last messages for a specified symbol, get the last messages of stocktwits suggested users and their usernames, get the list of all trending symbols and their titles, or open a chart tool for a given symbol.

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Concepts Demonstrated

  • Lists, hash operations, lambdas and higher order procedures are used in conjunction to parse JSON responses.
  • Recursion, lists and list manipulators and accessors are used to combine elements of lists and also to format lists for output.
  • Data abstraction is demonstrated in the parsing procedures and by the single line of code that runs the program.
  • Let is used to make a local binding in the body of the driver procedure from the user's input entered at the top-level input prompt.

External Technology and Libraries

  • net/url is used for converting strings to URLs and for getting a pure port for the URLs.
  • JSON is used to retrieve JSON from a URL.
  • net/sendurl is used for opening of the chart tool.

Favorite Lines of Code

(define suggested-usernames-bodies
  (merge suggested-usernames suggested-bodies))

This code uses a list merge procedure to combine the corresponding elements of the two lists called suggested-usernames and suggested-bodies that previously were individually parsed from JSON responses.

Technology Used Block Diagram