Using Redis to sort World of Warcraft's Auction House data

April 1, 2012

If you have read some of my other postings you know by now that I enjoy using the data from World of Warcraft in my projects. In my mind it’s a good amount of data that I can easily understand having played World of Warcraft for many years now. If you look at the Blizzard Community Platform API Documentation you will see that there is an Auction Resource that will return a link to a JSON file you can download that will show you all the auctions for a given server. ... Read more

Updated World of Warcraft Armory code

September 22, 2011

I haven’t been playing World of Warcraft for a bit, but I guess they did some big updates to the armory which stopped the code I had written before from running correctly. (Link to the old code, Ruby and Groovy) After looking in to what has changed, I found out they added a new REST API for Battle.net which lets you pull data easily without the need of tricking the server to pass you XML. ... Read more

Pulling data from the Warcraft Armory with Groovy

June 3, 2010

Update: New code using Battle.net’s REST API can be found here. This posting is similar to “Pulling data from the Warcraft Armory with Ruby” but with Groovy. For the people who are not familiar with Groovy Home it’s “Object-oriented language alternative for Java platform; Java-like syntax, dynamically compiles to JVM bytecodes” in other words it’s another language that gets compiled to JVM bytecodes like Jython (Python based) and JRuby (Ruby based), but unlike being based off another language, this is new take on the Java language. ... Read more

Pulling data from the Warcraft Armory with Ruby

May 9, 2010

Update: New code using Battle.net’s REST API can be found here. For the people that play World of Warcraft, you know there is a great site made by Blizzard that keeps all your characters and guild information called the armory. If you take a good look at the site you will see its XML being formatted by XSLT. This is really great for people that want to script something to pull data from the armory because XML is really easy to parse. ... Read more

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