[DEPRECATED] Basecamp Python Client
Warning : the URLs for the API are now deprecated. They should be updated according to the API reference (http://www.basecamphq.com/api/)
You can find a more up to date version of this code at https://github.com/nowherefarm/basecamp.
This module provides an (almost) complete wrapper around the Basecamp API (http://www.basecamphq.com/api/). It is written in Python and based upon the excellent ElementTree package (http://effbot.org/zone/element-index.htm). Requests will be made as XML, not YAML. Responses will be XML, too.
Make sure to allow access to the API (Dashboard > Account > Basecamp API) for your projects.
# Import ElementTree and the Basecamp wrapper module. import elementtree.ElementTree as ET from basecamp import Basecamp bc = Basecamp('https://example.basecamphq.com', 'API_KEY') # or # bc = Basecamp('https://example.basecamphq.com', 'user', 'password') # Fetch one todo list from its ID xml = bc.todo_list(14499317) items = ET.fromstring(xml).findall('todo-items/todo-item') # Let's use the ElementTree API to access data via path expressions: for item in items: print item.find("content").text
Added also some suggestions from Greg Allard (see http://codespatter.com/2009/04/01/getting-basecamp-api-working-with-python).