Blog Posts by Zach Graves

  • INSERT INTO twitter.status …

    Want to start building a Twitter application using YQL? We've recently added a number of new tables to the community table list that provide full read/write access to Twitter's APIs using OAuth. These tables allow you as a developer to interact with Twitter as if it were any other YQL table: Not only can you read from and write to Twitter, but you can easily merge data with other Yahoo! and 3rd-party APIs and web services.

    For API endpoints requiring authorization, OAuth signing is done automatically via YQL Execute and HTTPS. All you need to pass through is your consumer key / secret and access token key / secret as keys in your YQL query. That means you no longer need to ask your users for their passwords and there's no reason not to start using OAuth in your Twitter applications. Why should I use OAuth for my applications?

    To get started with these new tables, we've got some simple examples:

    1. First, set up a new Twitter application. (You'll need your own Consumer Key and Secret

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