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Write Your Own Linux Twitter Client In Less Time Than It Takes To Find One!

Jul 09, 2009, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

"I know, I know. All the cool kids have been doing it for months now. I'm way behind. But a couple of weeks ago, I finally took the plunge and signed up for Twitter.

"I was skeptical, but it's actually pretty interesting. It didn't take me long to build up a list of people to follow. But I didn't want to keep a tab open in my browser all day every day just to check on them.

"I investigated the available Linux clients, but none was quite what I was looking for. Either they required that I install some big piece of infrastructure like Mono or Adobe Air, or they had nasty bugs.

"And then I found out about Python-Twitter. It provides Python bindings for Twitter's public API, and it's super easy to use. Turns out you can write your own Twitter client in less time than it takes to read about the existing ones!"

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