That could be said about a lot of technologies with books being
published about them ...

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On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 6:26 AM, PJB <pjbmancun...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> What are you going to do when Twitter makes a huge unannounced change
> to their API in, say, 3 months and totally alters everything?  It has
> happened before; it will happen again!  This isn't a particularly
> mature platform to be writing about, especially with a publication
> date 6+ months away!
>
> On Oct 9, 2:42 pm, Andrew Mager <andrew.ma...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am co-authoring a book about the Twitter API, and I was wondering if
>> any of you guys wanted to write a chapter.
>>
>> The book will be in the SAMS 24 hour series, and it's scheduled to be
>> released mid-next year.
>>
>> Here is our tentative table of contents:
>>
>> Introduction to Twitter
>> An overview of Twitter and Microblogging
>> Common Types of Twitter Applications
>> Key Issues to Consider when Developing Twitter Apps
>> Overview of Twitters's API structure
>> The API is HTTP-based
>> The API uses Representational State Transfer (REST)
>> There are pagination limits
>> The Twitter API supports UTF-8 encoding
>> Getting Started with the API
>> Setting up an environment
>> Making your first API call
>> Parsing the reply
>> Message, date, author, image
>> Creating a simple display
>> Setting up an application framework
>> Creating a twitter Class
>> Various twitter libraries are available
>> PHP Class used in this book
>> Modifing our class
>> Twitter Error messages
>> What each error code means
>> Modifing our twitter Class
>> Passing credentials to twitter
>> Standard method (HTTP)
>> Using cookies (create, retrieve, delete)
>> OAuth
>> Sending and Receiving messages from Twitter
>> Creating a basic twitter client
>> Sending messages in twitter
>> Twitter search
>> Dealing with Twitter downtimes and errors
>> Twitter Beyond the API
>> Future of Twitter
>> Example Applications
>> Other Mashup Twitter Services
>> Twitter Etiquette
>>
>> Ping me directly if you are interested! andrew.ma...@gmail.com
>

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