Category: twitter

Building a Twitter Client with NodeJS and Angular

In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to build a basic Twitter client with NodeJS, and an Angular application to display your home timeline of tweets. This is a rapid tour with things to consider while setting up your own Twitter client and Angular application. First, we’re going to build a NodeJS server, wh...

How to Analyze Tweet Sentiments with PHP Machine Learning

As of late, it seems everyone and their proverbial grandma is talking about Machine Learning. Your social media feeds are inundated with posts about ML, Python, TensorFlow, Spark, Scala, Go and so on; and if you are anything like me, you might be wondering, what about PHP? Yes, what about Machine Learning and PHP? Fort...

How to Build a Twitter Follower-Farmer Detection App with RestDB

This article was sponsored by RestDB. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Are you active on Twitter? If so, do you often wonder why some accounts seem to follow you only to unfollow you moments (or days) later? It’s probably not something you said – they’re just follow...

Home-Made Twitter and Gmail Notifications with PHP and Arduino

I am a little obsessed with Twitter. It’s how I communicate with most of the developers I’m not fortunate to live in the same city as. I’m a little less obsessed with IoT projects, but then it’s harder to find the time to work on them than it is to check Twitter. Unless I can do both at the same...

Recreating the Twitter Heart Animation (with One Element, No Images, and No JavaScript)

I recently saw a recreation of the Twitter heart animation among the picks on CodePen. If I happen to have a bit of time, I always look through the code of demos that catch my attention to see if there’s something in there that I could use or improve. In this case, I was surprised to see the demo was using an ima...

Hacking the Fitbit – Emulating a Pager for Twitter DMs!

I’ve been trying to wake up earlier in the morning. The trouble is that alarms wake everybody up, not just me. To get around this problem, I recently bought the cheapest Fitbit I could find, having learned that they have a neat silent alarm. The truth is, if I had the cash I would rather have bought an Apple watc...

Sourcehunt: Cron Management, Hackathon Starters, PHP-GUI…

Ready for a new edition of sourcehunt? Get those starring-fingers ready! lavary/crunz [15 ★] crunz is a Laravel scheduler-inspired cron manager for PHP, fully framework agnostic and independent. In many ways, it’s similar to Jobby and cron-manager, so we’ll leave the comparisons up to you… for now. Laravel Hac...

Maybe we could tone down the JavaScript

Lexy Munroe shows a dozen or so issues with Twitter’s reliance on JavaScript that could have been handled with some kind of progressive enhancement. Sometimes picking on the big players is useful, as they really do influence how other apps choose to do things. It’s not exactly punching down. Direct Link to...

Visualizing a Twitter Stream in VR with Three.js and Node

Twitter is a wonderful and information rich beast. I wanted to combine some of the powers of visualization, Three.js and its VR capabilities with Socket.IO and Node to create a pretty world of particles generated via a Twitter stream. I’ve previously discussed all the basics of developing virtual reality web expe...