In about 7 weeks, the OAuthocalypse is coming. Twitter will turn off Basic Authentication for accessing their API and you have to use OAuth. I assume, there are a lot of php scripts out there, which still use the Basic Authentication approach and not OAuth. The Basic Authentication way also breaks the password anti-pattern and is therefore very bad practice. You have been warned now :)
At today's Internet Briefing Developer Summit I gave a presentation about writing "Twitter applications and more". It has some slides about twichteln.ch and some about my real time web talk from earlier. It doesn't have much code, it's more from a conceptual point of view.
Last week I gave 2 techtalks (one in Fribourg and one in Zurich) about how we use some of the "Real Time Web" technologies in Flux CMS and its related services. The graph for this looks like that:
From time to time I write some little scripts for my own needs or just to test out new stuff. And I realised, that I blog about it way too little. So here I start with my latest addition: Zend_Auth_Adapter_Twitter