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4.3 The Twitter API

In today's lesson, we'll review a handful of fun techniques, as we pull in tweets from the Twitter API. These techniques include templating, jQuery.map, AJAX, and code organization.

It's vital that you understand the concepts in this lesson, so, if necessary, watch it twice for good measure!

Lesson Note

The Twitter API has changed since this course was published. The material in this lesson is still relevant to the task of understanding and using JSON APIs, but the details of the implementation have changed somewhat. The source code for this lesson in the course GitHub repository has been updated to provide a working example of retrieving JSON data from a web service. See the code comments for lessons/lesson-20/index.html for an explanation of the changes.

See https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/get/search/tweets for information about the updated API.