defe - All your tech updates at one place
I created defe (devfeed), a WebApp & CLI for aggregating popular “Tech” feeds for developers & Tech Enthusiasts
Why did I built this
Well I like reading tech, this involves subscribing to newsletters & listening to various podcasts. But the only problem with this is that all of this is distributed causing me to waste my time by installing various apps (which I open only once per day) & subscribing to a number of newsletters.
Well of course you have feedly but hey its not free right ? That’s why I thought of creating a FOSS alternative which is
- Simple Enough to use (Minimal UI)
- Is available for multiple clients (PWA & CLI for terminal lovers)
- Can show me information while I’m travelling
- Read & Share Stories
- Dark Mode *
- Minimal UI
- Filter Feed
Is that it ? No defe is a package, so you can make Bots 🤖 using it.
from defe import defe import pprint f = defe.feed() pprint.pprint(f.news())
This will print all the News from available News Feeders. You can read the documentation on how to use the package.
How its built 🤔
The architecture is fairly simple
Multiple feeders are fetched at the same time using
ThreadPoolExecutor() & are kept in a cache.
Feeders are web-sources which have a public feed (RSS/Atom) link You can have a look at all the feeders here.
Let’s say you request
/news or run
defe news (on CLI) all the available feeders under News category would be fetched simultaneously and are pushed in a disk based cache, subsequent requests will come from this cache.
For now the cache expiry time-limit is set to 1 hr by default (future releases might have a option to clear cache manually)
I used the following stack to build defe
Few pre-built libraries/components which helped me build defe
- MaterialzeCSS For the front-end of WebApp
- feedparser For parsing RSS/Atom feeds of web sources.
- diskcache Used for temporarily storing feeds for faster access.
How it looks :fire:
Here is a demo for the defe CLI
And the WebApp Looks like
I still have a lot of ideas to improve defe, but not all of it I can do alone, I require your help :heart: Feel free to contribute at
You can also request feeders by commenting your favourite sites below or add them yourself
Future Visions 👐
Some of the things I wish to implement in future
- Push Notifications
- Bookmark Stories
- Play Podcasts right in terminal (for defe CLI)
- Custom Feeds
You can have a look at projects board for more upcoming features in defe.