Now that the switch to the Twitter API version 1.1 is getting closer, I’ve been asked if it will break the 140dev Framework. The requirement to switch to OAuth for API requests won’t affect the Streaming API, so version 1.1 won’t have any immediate impact on the the 140dev framework. Twitter has assured us that the Streaming API will still support Basic Authentication. I plan on converting the framework code to OAuth anyway as part of a long planned upgrade. I’ve learned a lot about performance enhancements in tweet collection since the framework was released, and I want to start building those improvements into the open source code for the framework. Right now I’m focused on writing a book on OAuth programming, but in a couple of months you can expect a new version of the framework to be released.