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The streaming API changed its behavior on April 22, breaking all the copies of the Phirehose library I have in use with my 140dev streaming API framework. Thankfully, a patched version of Phirehose was posted within a few hours. If you are running any copies of the 140dev framework, you need to replace your current […]

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I already have two sets of open source Twitter API code: the streaming API framework, and my Engagement Programming book. Both of require a fair amount of setup, and the code is very interrelated. This new project will be a set of individual tools that can be run by themselves or called from any application […]

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I’ve been getting emails from people asking for advice on making the switch to the 0.30 version of this code. First of all, there is only one database change that you must make before running the new code. You have to add a new is_rt (tinyint) field to the tweets table  to flag retweets. This […]

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Update: This code has now been put into production. You can get the latest copy here. The last few upgrades of this code were purely for compatibility with internal changes in the streaming API, so I wanted to give people code that didn’t require any changes to their own programming. Those upgrades seem to have […]

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Twitter is upgrading the streaming API on January, 6th to require http 1.1 connections. This will break the Phirehose library that manages the API connection in my 140dev streaming API framework. If you’re running this framework code, it’s essential that you replace your copy of Phirehose in the next week or tweet collection will stop. […]

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I’m not the author of the Phirehose library for streaming API connections. I just use it as the network layer of my streaming API code. I don’t have the network coding skills to write this library’s code or to fix it, but I can encourage anyone using Phirehose or my 140dev Twitter framework code to […]

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Twitter posted a notice today about the need for new SSL certificates: At the end of 2013, all Browsers and Certificate Authorities will no longer support 1024 bits RSA certificates to be compliant to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines [1]. The SSL certificate currently used on api.twitter.com is signed with the older […]

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We converted the Twitter API Engagement Programming book to Kindle version last week, and it is now available in Amazon stores all over the world. If you don’t own a Kindle, Amazon provides a free reader app for Windows, Mac, and all major mobile devices: iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771 This is the first Kindle […]

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I’ve been building custom Twitter engagement systems for clients since 2009, and now I’ve combined all of my favorite techniques and tools into a new book available on Amazon: amazon.com/dp/0989875806 Just as with my 140dev Twitter Framework code and my ebooks on topics like OAuth, the code in this book uses PHP and MySQL. It […]