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Results from Developer for: August 2011

Streaming API turning SSL only on September 29th

All our Streaming API products are now supporting SSL and we’ve just updated the Site streams, User streams and The Streaming APIs documentation pages accordingly. As we’re planning to sunset HTTP support in about a month, we strongly encourage you to switch to SSL (HTTPS) as soon as possible, especially if you’re still authenticating your Streaming API requests with Basic Auth.


Changing the trends API

We’re looking to make some changes to our trends API very soon, and wanted to run our planned changes past you before we did. There are a number of different methods for trends, some of which return the same data in the same format, others return the same data in a slightly different format. So, it’s time for a little spring cleaning, albeit in the fall.


Bootstrap from Twitter

We are happy to announce Bootstrap, a front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications. It is a collection of CSS and HTML conventions. It uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny (only 6k with gzip) resource. Check out Bootstrap on Github.


A Photo Upload API

Photos are a fundamental way that people share context, information, jokes, and personal moments on Twitter. Following last week’s wider release of photos to users, we’re ready to share our media upload API, which will allow developers to conveniently attach an image to a Tweet.


Next steps with the link wrapper

Since June of last year, Twitter has been preparing to wrap links submitted in all Tweets and Direct Messages. Link wrapping helps us understand how users engage with the tens of millions of links shared daily on Twitter while also giving us a means to protect users from malicious sites and scams. After wrapping links from the Tweet Button and for the past few months, we’re now ready to wrap links with throughout the service.