Hi! I know you are probably asking what the heck is he doing? I will be honest here, this is not a tutorial but a simple quick fix to a problem I faced last night. I was invited by an author to take part in the so called blog hopping. One of the requirements was to find at least five other authors with blogs to join the adventure. So, I asked myself, how could I make this as much fun as possible and learn something at the same time?
Let us learn how to use github public repository.This happens to be my last post on this Programming With Twitter API journey. I do not feel sad because this is actually just the beginning! I will not stop here, I will keep making something better out of it. This has been a great adventure, very informing and fun. So, without much a do, I want to show you(if you have not done this before), how to make our code publicly accessible to interested people who want to read it and even use it for their own learning or applications. I am going straight to github – by the way this is not the only one, look for bitbucket or something that makes you happy.
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!
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.