Learn to Write Your Own Twitter Client in Python

July 10, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under How To

Learn to Write Your Own Twitter Client in Python

Akkana Peck has an awesome guide to writing your own Twitter client in Python. The timing of this article is perfect because I’m now using Empathy and I currently don’t know of any plugins to let me follow and post to Twitter.
What do you need?

python-twitter (source:https://code.google.com/p/python-twitter/)
SimpleJSON (source: https://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi/simplejson)
Tkinter or python-tk

Akkana Peck’s guide teaches you what to write, line by line. Hers might be a simple Twitter client but it’s functional. Her guide teaches you what packages are needed, what the commands are for, and which variables are customizable. The guide also notes which lines of code … [Read More]

More Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

July 3, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under applications

More Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

Thanks to Tech Source From Bohol, I learned more Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux. I don’t use Twitter as often as I used to but it’s nifty to have a Linux desktop client when you’re always following people. The clients I learned about today:

Tweetdeck
Interestingly enough this seems to have a lot of nifty features. One of them is creating groups of people to follow, manage conversations with @ replies and direct messages, manage multiple Twitter accounts, view photo thumbnails from Tweetdeck, avoiding Twitter spam via the Spam button.
Twhirl
This runs on Adobe Air. You could find it easier … [Read More]

Twitgin for Twitter Users

April 26, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under How To

Twitgin for Twitter Users

I’ve been trying out various microblogging services in the past how many years. I was mainly using twitter a lot but I shifted to plurk some time last year. Considering the number of contacts I still have on twitter, I decided to give it another try but this time, I wanted to follow tweets without having to log in to the website. I remember not being able to follow tweets on IM for the longest time and that was a major annoyance for me. Apparently I could follow them again, this time using Twitgin.
What’s Twitgin?

Microblog-purple/Twitgin is … [Read More]

Update Twitter about your commit

April 4, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Update Twitter about your commit

There is a way to get updates of your team’s commits via Twitter. Just download the python-twyt package and you can use a command line client called twyt which will let other people be updated.
According to Andy Price’s blog post:

Sally the software maintainer wants to let her development team keep track of repository commits while they’re away from their computers. She installs python-twyt, sets up a Twitter account for her project and tells twyt the username and password for that account. She then writes a shell script which parses from the email details such as the short commit log … [Read More]


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