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Twitter but, more importantly, it has support for Twitter's stream API, which means that you can get tweets sent
to you in real time as opposed to polling Twitter on a regular basis.
Sending Your First Tweet
While you install the module via NPM, for reference the source code for the ntwitter module is up on GitHub at .
To start, create a new directory called hangman for the application and put the customary package.json
file in it to pull in ntwitter as a dependency (see Listing 22-1 ) .
Listing 22-1: Package.json
"name": "twitter-hangman"
, "version": "0.0.1"
, "private": true
, "dependencies": {
"ntwitter": "0.3.0"
Run npm install to install the ntwitter dependency.
Next, try out tweeting via the API; open a new app.js file and fill in the code from Listing 22-2 . You need to
replace the configuration values for the keys and secrets in uppercase with the values from the previous section.
Run the code by running node app.js from the command line.
Listing 22-2: App.js sending your first tweet
var twitter = require("ntwitter");
var client = new twitter({
consumer_key: "YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY",
consumer_secret: "YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET",
access_token_key: "YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN_KEY",
access_token_secret: "YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET"
client.verifyCredentials(function (err, data) {
if(err) {
console.log("Unable to connect to twitter, please verify config");
} else {
client.updateStatus("Hello Twitter!", function (err, data) {
if(!err) {
} else {
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