Professional Twitter Development by Daniel Crenna
With Examples in .NET 3.5

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Twitter is rapidly moving up the social networking food chain and is currently outranked by only Facebook and MySpace. It features a programming API that allows you to build Web sites and applications (both desktop and mobile) for reading and posting to Twitter, finding other Twitter users, aggregating Twitter content, and other uses. This book walks you through the process of combining many programming tools in order to build exciting, useful, and profitable applications.

You'll begin with a look at RESTful services and examine how to structure your queries, handle asynchronous operations, use headers, and post binary data. From there, author and TweetSharp developer Daniel Crenna explains how to authenticate with the OAuth specification for Web and Windows applications. Twitter is growing in popularity at a rapid pace and this book shows you how to take advantage of its programming API to build applicationsExplains the various ways to design a Twitter application, including caching, third party application interoperability, real-time data binding, push vs. pull data scenarios, and moreTakes an in-depth look at TweetSharp, a .NET library for developing Twitter applications-whose creator is also the author of this bookWalks you through requesting and retrieving responses from Twitter's APIWarns you of considerations to take into account regarding authentication and security

Professional Twitter Development shows you how to get the most out of Twitter so that you can build your own applications for this exciting new platform.


About Daniel Crenna

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Daniel Crenna is a Microsoft MVP and the creator of TweetSharp, an open - source .NET Twitter API development library. He runs , a blog and software company in Canada. His Twitter client project, currently in development in partnership with Jason Diller, was a Top 5 Finalist in the Microsoft BlueSky Innovation Excellence Awards in 2009. Daniel was a contributor to the Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer.
Published September 18, 2009 by Wrox. 456 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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