In this section, we present how to connect Hacker News to MindsDB.

Hacker News is an online platform and community for discussions related to technology, startups, computer science, entrepreneurship, and a wide range of other topics of interest to the tech and hacker communities. It was created by Y Combinator, a well-known startup accelerator.

Data from Hacker News, including articles and user comments, can be utilized within MindsDB to train AI models and chatbots with the knowledge and discussions shared at Hacker News.


This handler is implemented using the official Hacker News API. It provides a simple and easy-to-use interface to access the Hacker News API.

There are no connection arguments required.

In order to make use of this handler and connect the Hacker News to MindsDB, the following syntax can be used:

CREATE DATABASE my_hackernews
WITH ENGINE = 'hackernews';

It creates a database that comes with the stories and comments tables.


Now you can query the articles, like this:

FROM my_hackernews.stories

And here is how to fetch comments for a specific article:

FROM my_hackernews.comments
WHERE item_id=35662571