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Smalltalk Daily 10/04/10: Using xAuth

October 4, 2010 6:57:20.585

Today's Smalltalk Daily looks at using xAuth to connect to a public web service - in this case, Twitter. The code I used in the screencast is below - to load that code, get the packages OAuth and MinXAuthTwit from the public store repository. To skip to the video, click here..

"the entire conversation with Twitter"
auth := XAuthenticator fromSettings: (OAuth.Settings fromFile: 'twitterOAuth.ini').
accessData := auth executeXAuthAccessTokenRequest.
postCollection := OrderedCollection new.
postCollection add: 'status' -> 'Testing xAuth to Twitter from Smalltalk'.
	executeXAuthCallFor: postCollection 
	with: accessData 
	to: 'http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/update.json'

"save the results as a file for addition to any RSS/Atom aware tool"
file := 'calFeed.xml' asFilename writeStream.
file nextPutAll: xml.
file close.

"Using the simpler package I published"
MiniTwitPoster tweet: 'Test Tweet from simple interface object'

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posted by James Robertson

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