A Beginner's Guide to Twitter Auth with OAUTH

For this week’s Tech Talk Friday, I presented a live demo of authenticating with Twitter using OAUTH.  The presentation covered a number of basic steps and source code to get yourself up and running with a working copy in no time.

Below is a quick outline of exactly what is included and accomplished in the downloadable demo:

The polling functionality is a good demonstration of using Twitter’s new since_id parameter to grab newer results. Proper usage of id_str field is also used. This basically means that there won’t be any signed integer problems with the new lengthy tweet ids generated by Snowflake.

Go ahead and check out the live demo or download the source code now.