Twitter JS Client

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A Twitter Node Module to authenticate and interact with the Twitter REST API from NodeJS.


``` npm install twitter-js-client
var Twitter = require('twitter-js-client').Twitter;


You need to create a Twitter app to use the API.
//Callback functions
var error = function (err, response, body) {
    	console.log('ERROR [%s]', err);
var success = function (data) {
    	console.log('Data [%s]', data);

var Twitter = require('twitter-js-client').Twitter;

//Get this data from your twitter apps dashboard
var config = {
    	"consumerKey": "XXX",
    	"consumerSecret": "XXX",
    	"accessToken": "XXX",
    	"accessTokenSecret": "XXX",
    	"callBackUrl": "XXX"

    var twitter = new Twitter(config);

//Example calls

twitter.getUserTimeline({ screen_name: 'BoyCook', count: '10'}, error, success);

twitter.getMentionsTimeline({ count: '10'}, error, success);

twitter.getHomeTimeline({ count: '10'}, error, success);

twitter.getReTweetsOfMe({ count: '10'}, error, success);

twitter.getTweet({ id: '1111111111'}, error, success);

// Get 10 tweets containing the hashtag haiku

twitter.getSearch({'q':'#haiku','count': 10}, error, success);

// Get 10 popular tweets with a positive attitude about a movie that is not scary 

twitter.getSearch({'q':' movie -scary :) since:2013-12-27', 'count': 10, 'result\_type':'popular'}, error, success);

Twitter has a comprehensive REST api if you need to use something that doesn't have a wrapper function in the library call it directly :
twitter.getCustomApiCall('/statuses/lookup.json',{ id: '412312323'}, error, success);
twitter.postCustomApiCall('/direct_messages/new.json',{user_id: '1234', 'text':'This is easy.'}, error, success);
To get the list of expected parameters and results, check


Search Tweets. Docs
To learn how to use Twitter Search effectively read Using the Twitter Search API ```javascript
twitter.getSearch(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);

##### Update user's status (Tweet). [Docs](
	twitter.postTweet(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Follow another user by user\_id or screenname(handle). Docs
twitter.postCreateFriendship(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);

Get a user's timelineDocs
twitter.getUserTimeline(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get the latest 20 recent mentions for the authenticating user. Docs
twitter.getMentionsTimeline(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get the latest tweets and retweets by the authenticating users and the ones they follow. Docs
twitter.getHomeTimeline(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get latest retweets of authenticated user. Docs
twitter.getReTweetsOfMe(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get a tweet by id. Docs
twitter.getTweet(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get information about a user by user\_id or handle (screenname). Docs
twitter.getUser(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get a cursored collection of the followers of a user\_id or a handle (screenname). Docs
twitter.getFollowersList(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);
Get a cursored collection of the followers' ids of a user\_id or a handle (screenname). Docs
twitter.getFollowersIds(parameters, errorCallback, successCallbackok);
Upload media (images) to Twitter. Docs
twitter.postMedia(parameters, errorCallback, successCallback);


There is a test file TwitterITSpec.js that does a basic integration tests of the client. It uses a properties file test/spec/properties.json to inject in the OAuth properties. These will need to be updated with your own details before the tests will run

Running tests

make test