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Twitter for PlayFramework

Overview

Play Framework 2.x. to fetch, cache, and display tweets from Twitter. Resilient against Twitter API downtime by maintaining a cached copy of the last successful API call. Basic rendering of tweets into html for simple display -- or using the advanced object model to render your own.

Compatibility matrix

PlayFramework version Module version
2.3.x 2.2.0
2.2.x 2.1.0
2.1.x 2.0.1

Usage

This module is published to Maven Central. You will need to include the module in your dependencies list, in build.sbt or Build.scala file:

build.sbt

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
  "com.fizzed" %% "fizzed-play-module-twitter" % "2.2.0"
)

Build.scala

import sbt._
import Keys._
import play.Project._

object ApplicationBuild extends Build {

  val appName         = "sample"
  val appVersion      = "1.0-SNAPSHOT"

  val appDependencies = Seq(
    javaCore,
    javaJdbc,
    javaEbean,
    "com.fizzed" %% "fizzed-play-module-twitter" % "2.2.0"
  )
  
  ...
}

Configuration

conf/play.plugins

Create this configuration file if it doesn't exist. Add this line to activate the plugin at runtime.

1000:com.fizzed.play.twitter.TwitterPlugin

conf/application.conf

twitter.access-token = "required: replace with twitter access token"
twitter.access-secret =  "required: replace with twitter access secret"
twitter.consumer-key = "required: replace with twitter consumer key"
twitter.consumer-secret = "required: replace with twitter consumer secret"
twitter.refresh-interval = 60m

From a Java-based controller

See fizzed-java-sample project for full example.

package controllers;

import com.fizzed.play.twitter.TwitterPlugin;

import play.*;
import play.mvc.*;

public class Application extends Controller {
  
    static public TwitterPlugin TWITTER_PLUGIN = Play.application().plugin(TwitterPlugin.class);
	
    public static Result index() {
        return ok(views.html.index.render());
    }
    
    public static TwitterPlugin twitter() {
    	return TWITTER_PLUGIN;
    }
  
}

From a Scala-based controller

See fizzed-scala-sample project for full example.

package controllers

import com.fizzed.play.twitter.TwitterPlugin

import play.api._
import play.api.mvc._

object Application extends Controller {

  val TWITTER_PLUGIN = Play.current.plugin[TwitterPlugin]

  def index = Action {
    Ok(views.html.index("Fizzed Twitter Module Sample"))
  }

}

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