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Access the Twitter Streaming API with ease (Node.js).
var util = require('util'),
http = require('http'),
events = require('events');
var Twitter = function(opts) {
this.username = opts.username;
this.password = opts.password;
this.track = opts.track;
this.data = '';
};
Twitter.prototype = new events.EventEmitter;
Twitter.prototype.getTweets = function() {
var opts = {
host: 'stream.twitter.com',
port: 80,
path: '/1/statuses/filter.json?track=' + this.track,
method: 'POST',
headers: {
'Connection': 'keep-alive',
'Accept': '*/*',
'User-Agent': 'Example Twitter Streaming Client',
'Authorization': 'Basic ' + new Buffer(this.username + ':' + this.password).toString('base64'),
},
},
self = this;
this.connection = http.request(opts, function(response) {
response.setEncoding('utf8');
response.on('data', function(chunk) {
self.data += chunk.toString('utf8');
var index, json;
while((index = self.data.indexOf('\r\n')) > -1) {
json = self.data.slice(0, index);
self.data = self.data.slice(index + 2);
if(json.length > 0) {
try {
self.emit('tweet', JSON.parse(json));
} catch(e) {
self.emit('error', e);
}
}
}
});
});
this.connection.write('?track=' + this.track);
this.connection.end();
};
module.exports = Twitter;
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commented Aug 14, 2013

Any chance of an example for us ignorant people just starting out with Node?

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