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Core Python Applications Programming, Third Edition by Wesley J. Chun

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Chapter 13. Web Services

I’m not addicted to Twitter. I only tweet when I have time: lunch time, break time, off time, this time, that time, any time, all the time.

—(unknown), earlier than May 2010

In this chapter...

Introduction

The Yahoo! Finance Stock Quote Server

Microblogging with Twitter

In this chapter, we give brief introductions on how to use a couple of Web services available today; an “old” service, Yahoo’s stock quote server, and a new one, Twitter.

13.1. Introduction

There are many Web services and applications on the Internet, providing a wide variety of services. You will find application programming interfaces (APIs) from most of the big players, such as Yahoo!, Google, Twitter, and Amazon, to name just a few. In the past, ...

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