By Kevin Makice
This groundbreaking ebook offers you the talents and assets essential to construct net functions for Twitter. excellent for brand new and informal programmers intrigued by way of the realm of microblogging, Twitter API: Up and Running conscientiously explains how each one a part of Twitter's API works, with certain examples that enable you gather these development blocks into functional and enjoyable net functions. You'll additionally get an entire examine Twitter tradition and find out how it has encouraged programmers to construct 1000's of instruments and functions. With this booklet, you will:
* discover each section of a Twitter program and learn the way the API responds
* Get the Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL code essential to construct your personal purposes, with motives of the way those components work
* examine from real-world Twitter purposes created only for this book
* realize the main attention-grabbing and precious Twitter programs--and get rules for developing your own--with the book's Twitter program directory.
Twitter bargains a brand new approach to connect to humans on the net, and Twitter API: Up and Running takes you correct to the guts of this technology.
"Twitter API: Up and Running is a pleasant, obtainable advent to the Twitter API. Even starting internet builders may have a operating Twitter venture earlier than they are aware of it. take a seat with this for a weekend and you're in your option to Twitter API mastery."
--Alex Payne, Twitter API Lead
"Twitter API: Up and Running is a really entire and important resource--any developer will suppose the urge to code a Twitter-related software correct after completing the book!"
--The Lollicode workforce, creators of Twitscoop
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10 | Chapter 1: Hello Twitter reposts a status update first written by someone else. Members establish new standards by doing things that other people do. The child of IRC, instant messaging, taught a generation of young Internet users how to chat online with friends in real time. Its popularity grew as it evolved from mere inthe-moment communication into a subculture of creativity expressed via “away” status messages. Figure 1-3. Cartoonist Robert Crumb predicted Twitter in the 1960s In most IM clients, a user can select a custom away message to be displayed when the connection idles or when the user explicitly selects a dormant state.
Since Twitter’s splash at SXSW in 2007, other microblogging services have tried to catch that same lightning in a bottle. During the summer of 2007, Jaiku and Pownce— the latter of which closed up shop in December 2008—were Twitter’s biggest rivals, leading a host of similar systems such as MySay, Hictu, MoodMill, Frazr, IRateMyDay, Emotionr, Wamadu, Zannel, Soup, and PlaceShout. ca, Plurk, and Yammer stealing some of the thunder. Yammer took the top prize at the TechCrunch50 conference in September 2008# as a business version of Twitter (ironically, a concept similar to Jack Dorsey’s original project).