The only reason I say that is because I’ve done a lot of xlet programming (java applet for tru2way cable boxes), and one of the things I wrote was a twitter client.
I haven’t messed with it since… last summer… and I don’t intend to anymore.
Actually, come to think of it, I might tweak my program to do just that, so I have something to distract me at work these next few weeks
I think so, but it was trivial to parse the RSS, the real benefit of my API is parsing of the special format of their posts into usable data.
That’s nifty, although, if I were to do something like that, I would take advantage of Google Reader’s cache to take a load off of our 300Mhz, 3.4GB server
I also think that anyone using mine should set up a cron task to download/cache a copy of the RSS feed every minute or something, as sometimes it is unresponsive, which will throw a PHP error if it can’t open.
I’ve updated mine to use a cache.
Check out `table.php’ in http://servb.ath.cx:3445/~luke/1024/frcfms/cached/
The cache is out of-date/missing entries, because I was testing it on my computer, which didn’t have constant internet, and now shell_exec is disabled on the server for security purposes, and it is needed to update the cache. Anyway, if it were enabled, it would update every minute on the minute.
Luke, you finally stated to use mysql, I am shocked. oh and just to let you know it wouldn’t take any of the stress off of the servers because the SQL database is on serva as well, all servb is running is NFS so serva can get to it
I’m from a fairly inept team, and personally I have little idea what this is about (I had to Google API). I’m trying to use this code to turn the Twitter feeds into a graphic output which we can have on a computer monitor in our pit.
Again, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. How does one implement these programs?