Twitter is rapidly moving up the social networking food chainand is currently outranked by only Facebook and MySpace. Itfeatures a programming API that allows you to build Web sites andapplications (both desktop and mobile) for reading and posting toTwitter, finding other Twitter users, aggregating Twitter content,and other uses. This book walks you through the process ofcombining many programming tools in order to build exciting,useful, and profitable applications.
You'll begin with a look at RESTful services and examine how tostructure your queries, handle asynchronous operations, useheaders, and post binary data. From there, author and TweetSharpdeveloper Daniel Crenna explains how to authenticate with the OAuthspecification for Web and Windows applications.
- Twitter is growing in popularity at a rapid pace and this bookshows you how to take advantage of its programming API to buildapplications
- Explains the various ways to design a Twitter application,including caching, third party application interoperability,real-time data binding, push vs. pull data scenarios, and more
- Takes an in-depth look at TweetSharp, a .NET library fordeveloping Twitter applications-whose creator is also the author ofthis book
- Walks you through requesting and retrieving responses fromTwitter's API
- Warns you of considerations to take into account regardingauthentication and security
Professional Twitter Development shows you how to get themost out of Twitter so that you can build your own applications forthis exciting new platform.