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Released LINQ to Twitter v3.0.2
Today, I released LINQ to Twitter v3.0.2. This release takes LINQ to Twitter v3.0 out of beta and into a stable release. The primary features of this release are async commands/queries and Portable Class Library (PCL) support. Supporting Async The async support makes your application more responsive to the user, increases server scalability, and makes coding simpler (especially in technologies like Windows Phone where async is required). Here's an example of how to perform an async query: var tweets ......

Posted On Monday, February 3, 2014 9:10 AM

LINQ to Twitter Async
The next version of LINQ to Twitter will be async. I’m currently doing some early spikes and everything is coming together nicely. Here’s a sample of what the syntax looks like, starting with Authorization. Here’s a standard PinAuthorizer, which allows you to authorize from console, desktop, or Windows Phone applications: async static Task TestLinqToTwitterAsync() { var credStore = new InMemoryCredentialStore { ConsumerKey = ConfigurationManager.AppSet... ConsumerSecret = ......

Posted On Friday, October 4, 2013 9:23 AM

WinRtAuthorizer–A Better Way to do OAuth with LINQ to Twitter in Windows 8
Last July, I blogged about how to do OAuth in Windows 8 with LINQ to Twitter: http://geekswithblogs.net/W... A the time, that worked well, but was still not an optimal solution. It required setting up a page to handle a WebBrowser control, navigating to that page, authorizing, and then asked the user to copy a PIN into a text box to complete the dance. You still have to do that with desktop and Windows Phone apps, but not with Windows ......

Posted On Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:07 PM

Working with Timelines with LINQ to Twitter
When first working with the Twitter API, I thought that using SinceID would be an effective way to page through timelines. In practice it doesn’t work well for various reasons. To explain why, Twitter published an excellent document that is a must-read for anyone working with timelines: Twitter Documentation: Working with Timelines This post shows how to implement the recommended strategies in that document by using LINQ to Twitter. You should read the document in it’s entirety before moving on because ......

Posted On Sunday, September 2, 2012 8:29 PM

Creating a NuGet Package for LINQ to Twitter
Giovanni Bassi published the original NuGet package for LINQ to Twitter (L2T), which I'm appreciative of. Since then, I have yet to do a release myself, but that is changing now. The current version of LINQ to Twitter is stable enough for a release, so the time is right. I think there are a few aspects of a LINQ to Twitter NuGet package that aren't as simple as point at a project and your done, so I'll document my process here in case anyone else is interested. Getting Started I had played around ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2011 4:34 AM

DataSprings Blog Post

Here's a blog post by DataSprings on how to use LINQ to Twitter: http://bit.ly/jjmLZY.  It demonstrates how to authenticate with OAuth and how to use several of the APIs.

Joe

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2011 6:32 PM

TechEd 2011
Now that Mix11 is over, Microsoft’s next big conference is Tech-Ed 2011, which happens May 16th through May 19th in Atlanta, GA. Each of Microsoft’s conferences have a theme; Mix is about the Web, PDC is about new and upcoming technologies, and there are many more. The focus of Tech-Ed is on current Microsoft technologies. In other words, you would go there to learn about the software that you can use today to get your work done. If you haven’t been there yet, Atlanta is a nice city and the surrounding ......

Posted On Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:31 PM

Released LINQ to Twitter Beta v2.0.20

I released LINQ to Twitter Beta v2.0.20: http://goo.gl/1i97X.  Most of the items were bug fixes.  A couple items were new: Geo Search and I finished adding Asynch support for non-Silverlight APIs.

Joe

Posted On Sunday, March 6, 2011 8:24 PM

LINQ to Twitter Queries with LINQPad
LINQPad is a popular utility for .NET developers who use LINQ a lot. In addition to standard SQL queries, LINQPad also supports other types of LINQ providers, including LINQ to Twitter. The following sections explain how to set up LINQPad for making queries with LINQ to Twitter. LINQPad comes in a couple versions and this example uses LINQPad4, which runs on the .NET Framework 4.0. 1. The first thing you'll need to do is set up a reference to the LinqToTwitter.dll. From the Query menu, select query ......

Posted On Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:31 AM

Extensibility in LINQ to Twitter: Raw Queries
Today, I added a new extensibility feature to LINQ to Twitter, called Raw Queries. The Twitter API has historically changed suddenly and without warning, leaving 3rd party libraries, such as LINQ to Twitter deficient in full support. On occasion, LINQ to Twitter encounters bugs that leave users without a means for accomplishing specific tasks. Therefore, we need work arounds to allow users to quickly adapt to changes and new features. Raw queries include two points of extensibility: the ability to ......

Posted On Saturday, October 2, 2010 8:50 PM

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