Twurl - OAuth-enabled curl for the Twitter API
OAuth is cool but developing with OAuth can be a pain. Inspired by curl and Hurl.it (featured on Episode 0.1.5 with Leah Culver), the Twitter team has realeased a couple of tools to make developing with the Twitter OAuth API much easier.
Twurl is a Ruby gem from Marcel Molina that lets you make requests to the Twitter OAuth API from the console. To begin install the gem:
sudo gem install twurl
Then from the command line (not the Ruby console) you can authorize twurl using your API keys:
$ twurl authorize --consumer-key the_key --consumer-secret the_secret
Now you can make requests to API methods:
$ twurl /1/statuses/home_timeline.xml
The Twitter team also has a nifty GUI version up on the new Twitter Developers Site that even pre-populates your Twitter apps in a drop-down.
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