It’s time to start converting your code to the Twitter API version 1.1. I’ve been using it for a while now, and it seems solid. Twitter is still saying that version 1.0 will be turned off on March 5th, so we all have to begin the upgrade process. (Update: The turn-off date for API 1.0 has been extended to May 7th.)
For a long time now I’ve been pointing people to my Hello OAuth tutorial as the best way to get started with OAuth. That will be obsoleted soon, so I’ve written up this new ebook to give people an expanded starting point. It covers everything you need to use OAuth from a single Twitter account. It is available as a free PDF download on our members page. You can also get the source code for all the examples in the ebook there as well.
Here are the topics covered:
- Create your first Twitter application
- Set up OAuth tokens for single-user access
- Connect to the Twitter API with the tmhOAuth library
- Posting tweets through the API
- Looking up complete account details for any Twitter user
- Converting Twitter API docs into working PHP code
- Debug and test any API request with your own API console
I’ve also created a new Google Group for questions and discussions of the issues raised by this ebook.