Twitter Client on Terminal by Python

Orakaro nhatminh179 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 05:30:45 CEST 2014


On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:27:15 PM UTC+9, Omar Abou Mrad wrote:
> Dear Orakaro,
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> Cool app you have there. Please consider the following comments as feedback in the most positive sense possible:
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> - I didn't care for the figlet, it's noise beyond anything else, if you drop it, you would drop the pyfiglet dependency as well
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> - What's with the SQLAlchemy dependency? I checked your table definitions and if I'm not mistaken all you're using is Theme, Message, Tweet. My first question on that front is why are message and tweet stored locally? Are you doing local caching to speed things up? What about theme?
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> Good job and take care!
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> Regards,
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> Omar
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> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Orakaro <nhatm... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hello!
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> I'm @dtvd88 on Twitter and very new here.
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> I read from python.org that anything Python-related can be discussed, and not sure if I can share my OSS package here to get feedback or not ?
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> I just wrote a Twitter Client on Terminal by Python, it has very beautiful display and even can display image on terminal. Check it out and maybe you guys will love it :)
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> Homepage: http://www.rainbowstream.org/
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> Github: https://github.com/DTVD/rainbowstream
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> Thanks for any feedback and sorry if this kind of topics is not tolerated here.
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Hi Omar.
Thanks about the feedback. 

- The ascii art character... seems interesting to some people and not to others. Maybe I should add a config option for ignoring it.

- I used 2 python process, ones handle the streaming API, ones listens to user's input as well as executes REST API and they need to share some variables. After tried ctypes, SyncManage or Queue, I found out that a database solution is easier and less buggy. So SQLAlchemy exists.

  - I only store Tweet and Message ID (not the content) locally and delete all when program exit. The reason is Twitter API's Tweet/Message ID is too long for user to type a command like "rep 489242568104095234 also like it!". In DB Tweet/Message ID is a small number which map 1-by-1 to the "real" Tweet/Message ID.

  - 2 process need to know the new theme when user type a command to change their current theme. So Theme exists in DB.

Sorry for the long reply. Hope that there is a smarter solution and thanks very much again

Regards



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