Now that Twitter is once again threatening to cut back on access to the API, I decided to write this week’s ProgrammableWeb post on an interesting solution to rate limits. I certainly hope Twitter will change their direction and give us all more access, but if they don’t, browser based API programming is an architecture [...]
Creative PHP and MySQL programming can solve the rate limit problem
Rate limits don’t have to keep you from building effective and powerful Twitter API applications. Learn how to get more done with fewer API calls.
A good Twitter consultant should start any discussion with a potential client by reviewing the Twitter API rate limits on the features they want. This is really a case of form follows function. Twitter has defined what developers should be doing through their wide range of rate limits, and you better pay attention to them [...]
I’m collecting all the tweets for possible 2012 candidates with the Streaming API, and I wanted to make sure I was getting every one of their tweets. I built a backfilling script to go through every tweet in each of these accounts, and add any that weren’t already in the database. This uses the /statuses/user_timeline [...]
Since the announcement of the Twitter-Gnip partnership, there have been lots of news stories and blog posts stating that this is the end of the independent developer, because there is no more free Twitter data. This is completely wrong. You can get all the Twitter data you need, as long as you don’t want *all* [...]
@raffi has a detailed post on the problems with the error codes returned by the Twitter API to report rate limit errors and possible changes to them. This is interesting for a number of reasons: If his post is taken at face value, it means that he has a lot of latitude to make some [...]