Tweeting with Python

A number of different languages capable of accomplishing the tasks of monitoring and interpreting incoming serial console messages and transmitting outbound messages to the serial port exist. There are also a number of Twitter libraries for various programming languages.

Python was chosen for this and several other scripts in the book due to the language’s easy-to-follow syntax, its default inclusion in Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, and its “batteries included” approach to bundling a number of relevant libraries (such as SQLite) in its base distribution. To learn more about programming in Python, check out Learning Python [LA03].

For this project, the basic functionality we need the Python ...

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