Accessing Twitter with Python (Python goes mainstream)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Apr 22 20:23:04 CEST 2010


I have noticed Python appearing in various news stories lately and 
treated as a mainstream language, as one not needing explanation, just 
like Java, etc.

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/guides/2010/04/tutorial-use-twitters-new-real-time-stream-api-in-python.ars

is a nice tutorial on how to use Python (and PyCurl 
http://pycurl.sourceforge.net/) to access and process Twitter's new 
(still in development) streaming API. It starts with the equivalent of 
helloworld and elaborates from there. I think the examples nicely show 
off Python's readability.

Terry Jan Reedy




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