Searching for the ivory tower05.07.15 · ruby
With so many new TLDs popping up, (
.university, etc.), it’s getting hard to gauge an organization’s legitimacy.
It’s particularly difficult to determine whether a domain belongs to a real academic institution. Not everyone uses .edu, especially outside the US.
Swot verifies educational domains and can return corresponding school names. How does it work? The gem relies on crowd-sourced data to conduct lookups. It’s very accurate and will save you TONS of time.
```ruby require ‘swot’
check emails / domains
look up school name
Swot::school_name ‘[email protected]’ # Carnegie Mellon University
Swot::school_name ‘choate.edu’ # Returns blank, because Choate is a high school. ```