Today, I am going to explore farther or deeper into what we can do with what Twitter API calls returns to us. I will make the whole post a step-by-step tutorial so that anyone interested in trying the codes out can do so with ease. So, let us get started.
#Always remember to use comments when writing code
#since we are using Python as our programming language
#of choice, we will make sure to import the necessary
#modules or libraries into our file
In this challenge, we are required to perform some data parsing using JSON methods. Since I am going to use Python, I will be importing some libraries into my file and then make some real API calls to Twitter instead of using the provided JSON data.
I am going to do several things and still make this post as short as possible!
#perform some data parsing using json.
#make api calls to twitter servers
#### mozilla challenge – programming with twitter api
import urllib2 #python module for handling urls
import json #json anyone??
url = ‘http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline/eenvincible.json’
#make a simple dictionary/hash, add some items to it
#experiment on retrieving them by key and by value
#dictionaries are mutable
Hi! I am starting to dive deeper into the current challenge – Programming Twitter API. Just a quick basic review of the API requirements before we make any calls! Oh wait, why not take a look at what an API call looks like?
If you type the URL shown in that snapshot into your browser of choice, you will see something like this displayed:
Ugh! How messy is that? I really hope you will be able to look through that mess and identify some information that could help you build something useful!
Hello everyone! I am back again with another challenge from Mozilla P2PU. I just couldn’t wait because completing the first one made me so dang excited! This post is an introductory one, meaning I will not be writing any code today. I will consider this a preparation for the real thing.
While I was getting things ready for the journey ahead, I ran around the web like a bot trying to gather all the necessary documentation and I spent a good amount of time on Twitter’s Developers page scheming through their updated APIs. Below are just a few I had to grab!
How to find a web hosting service is what I am going to talk about today. I am finally at the end of this wonderful challenge! There is a lot I could say about it as far as experience is concerned but instead, I will show you in images – after all, they speak louder than words, right? Let us first say I had a blast(no pun intended) doing this!
In the beginning was a challenge and that challenge reminded me to use my own hands hence ending up with this:
This challenge requires whoever is taking it to get a website up and running. So, what is better than testing the waters with free web hosting and even a domain before choosing to spend some cold hard cash on a service? Sounds good to me especially since I am not expecting killer traffic any time soon! I am going to head over to 000 Webhost Inc, create an account and pick up a free domain! Excited!
After logging in, I just go ahead and start the next step as shown and described below:
In this challenge, we are supposed to browse around the web for a trusted registrar, then decide what we want our domain name to be and then register it! I am going to talk briefly about what factors to consider while choosing a registrar.
First of all, you should realize that you are going to spend money getting your domain registered and anything that involves money needs some serious decision making. After you have made a sound decision on how much you want to spend, head on to the registrar’s site of choice and peruse around for packages that fit your needs. You simply enter your preferred name and they will notify you if it is available or already taken.
Welcome to HTML Tags. This is my level 3 challenge! The requirement of the challenge was to put together descriptive images representing several html tags and then create a post on my blog. I will be honest, it was really cold outside today and I had to be creative enough with what I had around me. The falling snow is my witness!
So, I took an extra step and created what I think should be a good representation of html tags information – using stickies. I really liked the original idea because it helped me remember the concepts behind the tags very well. Too much talk? Me too, let us just see the photos already!
A text editor can make your life easier as a developer. There are several choices available to you when it comes to choosing a text editor for your daily web development works. At first the task of searching and settling on one option can be daunting but you can always ask friends for ideas.
For me, I have chosen to go with Aptana Studio 3 for some obvious reasons.