Josh walked in while I was watching and commented “Darius is such a great teacher.” He is! Love to see this live coding.
Maybe I will attempt a live-code (or record-code) session. Could be a good way to get over my fear of video and also impose a strict “make something in an hour” timeline.
I have a month to play (more on that to come as well) so this is all timely. 🙂 Enjoy!
p.s. this post is for Jessie, my favorite/only reader.
OK, you want to talk bots? Let’s talk bots! First, let’s go back…
WAAAAAY back. A few weeks ago, I got a nice mention on Twitter from a procrastinating grad student who found my tutorial and used it to set up Ecce @pubsyr, a Publilius Syrus twitterbot (I had to wikipedia that).
finishing the bot
how you have to finish the bot…
how you watch the rest of the world from a window–
while you finish the bot
mapping out a .py what you feel for twitter’s API
what you feel when errors that come through heroku go “tweet status update failed on third try…”
My bot is now deployed and fully-functioning out in The Cloud, thanks to Joel!
The above link tells the story of how I went from here (functioning bot, living on my laptop) to here (functioning bot, living on GitHub/running on heroku). First, you’ll need to install heroku and follow the directions to get started, here. After that, follow Joel’s directions and you’re golden.