Last post Nov 09, 2005 07:51 AM by jjohns09
Nov 04, 2005 08:02 AM|jjohns09|LINK
I'm just trying to gauge an interest in a module that I threw together the other day for displaying latest stock information. You can see it in action of the homepage of
http://www.bestmodules.com under Technology Stocks. It's not really anything fancy, but fulfilled my goal of using a web service in a module.
If enough people express a desire, I will try to throw together an installation PA and a source package.
If you have comments on improvements, please let me know that as well. Right now, the module only has one setting which is a space delimited list of stock symbols. If the stock is currently down in price, the number is in red. Otherwise, they are black. All
stocks in the list are listed alphabetically.
Anyway, have a look and tell me what you think.
Nov 04, 2005 08:56 AM|simonduz1|LINK
Can the URL's used to get stock information be changed? And for us intranet users behind firewalls, can we use proxy authentication to get this info so that a user will not have to enter their logon info every time they visit the site.
I have had this problem before with any module that gets it's data from the big bad internet, and have been looking for a transparent solution to validate against a proxy server behind the scenes.
Nov 04, 2005 09:43 AM|RLyda|LINK
Nov 04, 2005 01:00 PM|jjohns09|LINK
Nov 04, 2005 01:07 PM|jjohns09|LINK
Nov 04, 2005 01:39 PM|SamTanner|LINK
Jeff: You asked for comments...
The display on your site looks fine to me. Clean and readable at a glance. I don't know if you are aware, but there's already one free module available at
InvesBot.com that includes a ticker, portfolio viewer and financial calculator.
What I'd LOVE to see is a real-time stock ticker, not delayed.
Thank you for building and giving away great modules.
Nov 04, 2005 01:47 PM|jjohns09|LINK
I welcome all comments.
I too would love a real-time stock ticket but I don't believe you can get this without subscribing and paying for a service.
Thank you for the link to InvestBot.com. I hadn't seen that one.
Nov 04, 2005 01:48 PM|Caddre|LINK
Nov 04, 2005 01:51 PM|jjohns09|LINK
Nov 04, 2005 01:58 PM|Caddre|LINK
By the way, the web service I am using is from:
I have no idea how often prices are updated because I did not see anything in the documentation.
I thought that I had the code here at work, but I will post it to my website later this evening just in case anybody wants it.
Nov 04, 2005 02:01 PM|jjohns09|LINK
Nov 04, 2005 11:18 PM|jjohns09|LINK
Nov 09, 2005 06:33 AM|SamTanner|LINK
Nov 09, 2005 07:51 AM|jjohns09|LINK
Thanks. I'll take a look.