Sams Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours

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by Christopher Peri, Bess Ho
     
 

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build great new social applications with the latest versions of the Twitter API. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll discover all you can do with the Twitter API, and master everything from the absolute basics to the newest innovations. One step at a time,

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build great new social applications with the latest versions of the Twitter API. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll discover all you can do with the Twitter API, and master everything from the absolute basics to the newest innovations. One step at a time, you’ll learn how to build Twitter clients and extend them with more power… use advanced features like streaming and geotagging… even build mobile Twitter apps for iPhone and Android! Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned resulting in a fully functional Twitter application, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, even if you’re completely new to Twitter development!

 

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Twitter API programming tasks.

 

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

 

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

 

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

 

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

 

Learn how to…

  • Make the right upfront decisions in planning your application
  • Integrate Twitter support into existing sites, services, and applications
  • Set up your Twitter development environment
  • Make Twitter API calls, handle responses, and develop readers
  • Construct dynamic frameworks to efficiently generate and manage multiple API calls
  • Build basic clients and extend them to handle more powerful tasks
  • Securely access server resources with OAuth
  • Use Direct Messages, Lists, Search, and other Twitter API features
  • Enable users to control their accounts, establish favorites and friendships, send notifications, and block individuals
  • Build location-based, geotagged applications with Twitter’s GEO API
  • Give users up-to-the-minute information about the hottest Twitter topics
  • Get started with Twitter development for iPhone and Android
  • Understand the future of Twitter API development

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780768696646
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/20/2011
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Christopher Peri received his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in Architecture. His focus was on Collaboration in Virtual Environments delving into methods that facilitate designers and engineers to improve communication over remote networks.

 

He started playing with the Twitter API very early in the API release, creating his own Twitter client called TwittFilter, which is geared more to the occasional user then someone who uses Twitter all the time. As time went on, he added more and more features and functions for his own personal use, until one day he realized he had a fairly sophisticated application and opened it up to the general public to use. He learned quite a bit about the Twitter API the hard way—by simply coding things up and seeing what happens. Although TwittFilter is still a personal project, he has already created a number of private Twitter applications, robots, and smaller projects like NewsSnacker.com, which is open to the public.

 

Bess Ho is a UI Engineer in mobile, tablet, TV, and web with a strong background in

data analytic and consumer behavior. She received her Master Degree from the

University of California, Davis in Food Science and Technology. Her focus was on

Consumer Sensory Science and Engineering. She is the winner of Nokia Open Screen

Project Fund and was elected as Samsung Star in the Samsung Mobile Innovator

worldwide program. She served as technical editor for the book titled Building

OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with MySpace Platform (Addison

Wesley, 2009). She has presented mobile technology at Stanford University, O’Reilly

Web20 Expo SF, Where20 Conference, Silicon Valley China Wireless Conference, and

many developer events. Currently, she is Mobile Architect (EIR) for Archimedes

Ventures. She also advises many early-stage startups in UI/UXP design and mobile

development in multiple platforms. She is actively teaching many mobile classes

such as iOS SDK in Silicon Valley and online courses at Udemy.com. You can follow

her at Twitter @Bess or Slideshare at www.slideshare.net/bess.ho. Her developer blog

is at http://www.bess.co.

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