Discover the Power of an Engaging Introduction: Unlock the Secrets to Captivating Readers!
Josie was a budding computer programmer who had just been introduced to the world of APIs. She was determined to learn how to use them, and her friend suggested she make a Twitter bot to practice. Josie was excited by the idea and quickly set to work. She followed the tutorial her friend sent her and soon she had her own Twitter bot up and running. It was only a few lines of code, but Josie was proud of the work she had done. The bot was programmed to randomly tweet out a link to a video game soundtrack once a week. She also programmed it to respond to any Twitter user who asked for a link with a random link from the same array.
Josie was eager to show off her new creation and set up a Github repository for the bot’s code. She also learned how to host her bot on a Linode cloud instance. Soon after, Josie’s bot started to gain a following. People were impressed with Josie’s work and they started to retweet her bot’s tweets. Josie was thrilled by the response and it made her even more determined to learn more about APIs and coding. So far, the Twitter bot has been a great success for Josie. She continues to learn about coding and APIs and her Twitter bot continues to tweet out links to video game soundtracks. Who knows what she’ll be able to create with her coding skills next?
Unlock the Secrets to a Successful Start: A Guide to Preparing Before You Begin!
- If you already have a Twitter account, you can easily use it to access the Twitter Developer portal; alternatively, you may want to create a new, separate Twitter account specifically for this tutorial. Either way, Twitter requires a unique email address and phone number to register the account.
Deciding on the name and purpose of a Twitter account is easy; first, choose a unique account name, then the bot will be automatically assigned the name @SNESSoundtracks. After that, you’re all set!
- Using conjunct adverbs, this tutorial demonstrates how to store the bot’s application code in a repository on GitHub. If you possess a GitHub account, you can use that one; otherwise, you should create a new one now.
- At the end of this tutorial, your Node.js app will be installed and running on a Linode instance, whether you already have an account or not. If you already have an account, you can use it, otherwise, you can create a new one now and take advantage of a free credit by clicking on the Sign Up link at the bottom of this tutorial.