Setting Up Twitter Bots with OAuth | maSnun's logs

Thanks for the description, very useful! A couple of suggestions…

Maybe you should say a sentence or two more about setting up the application at Twitter, which you skip over. That form is a little baffling if you don’t know much about OAuth, so it would be useful to say something like “Set the ‘Application Type’ to ‘Client’ and ‘Default Access Type’ to ‘Read & Write’.”

It would also be useful to know how to test for an error after posting the status. For the PHP version, maybe something like:

$response = $connection->post('statuses/update', array('status' => "Hello Twitter OAuth!"));
if ($connection->lastStatusCode() != 200) {
    print $response->error;

Although lastStatusCode() appears not to be working properly at the moment…

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24 Aug 2010 at Twitter

  • 7:39pm: Phew: it looks like I successfully upgraded @samuelpepys to use OAuth without having to understand OAuth.
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24 Aug 2010 in Links