Monday - Interview with a Wiki Ninja
Tuesday - TNWiki Article Spotlight
Wednesday - Wiki Life
Thursday - Council Spotlight
Friday - International Update
Saturday - Top Contributors of the Week
Sunday - Surprise
This week I'd like to give you a sneek peak at one of the tools that I use in my Wiki Life.
I use it to generate the Top Contributors of the Week Awards.
It's a very simple web crawler, written in C# and WPF
This doesn't win any style awards you understand, it is a quick and dirty tool to get the stats I need, written mostly in one evening for the task I had been given.
Below is a short (6 minute) video that shows the tool in action, with a small (24 hours) date range.
Please forgive the lack of audio track commentary.
Here is an outline of what you are seeing:
If there are any fellow developers out there, you may ask why I physically load each page, instead of just processing raw html responses from the server.
This means for a slow 2 hour crawl for a whole week, but works fine as a background job.
There are still plenty of stats I plan to collect and present over the coming months.
If you have any ideas for other awards we could present from this data, please let us know and I will try to include it in future crawls.