Got to the end of the tutorial but the bot isn't quite finished yet. I got it working but then wanted to add some features and now I need some debugging. It will be a task for another time.
Working on my own little project was fun! Also now I remember how lovely the Python syntax is.
The Twitter bot was made using the Tweepy library and the tutorial linked above. Tweepy has great documentation and making a bot was simple and fun (after I was granted access to Twitter API).
My process for getting approved for a developer account and getting access to Twitter API was surprisingly difficult. In the tutorial, it was only a matter of sending the application and that was done. I had to send multiple emails telling them why I need access and what I'm going to do with it.
So if you are going to make your own bot remember to be very specific about your intentions. Also, read Twitter's general and Automation Rules.
Once the bot is live I'll share the code on GitHub and will link it here.
- Working with APIs and libraries
- Reading and writing to files
- Reading documentation
Task 'Twitter bot'. Elapsed time: 1 h 25 min 46 s
This was a fun day! See you all tomorrow! :)