Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Javascript Twitter application

This practical needs re-writing since Twitter API now requires server-side code (e.g. in PHP) to do authentication.



Write a page which has a Twitter widget in it.
  1. The widget has an entry field in which you can type in a twitter userid.
  2. When you click on a submit-type button, the page fetches the latest tweets from that userid and displays them in a section inside the widget.
  3. Twitter has an API to return a feed of a user's tweets.
  4. You will need both PHP (for server-side authentication) and Javascript (for JSON parsing).
  5. When the Javascript recovers the JSON feed of tweets, it parses it and displays the tweets in some nice way (be creative).





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