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Introduction to Twitter's API Forum

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Submitted by
Austin Barrett
over 2 years ago

Does anyone else feel clueless after completing this?

Usually when I complete any course on Codecademy, I feel like I have enough knowledge to start at least attempting to do whatever the lesson was teaching me to do, but I've completed this, and I feel like at most, I could add something to someone else's application that uses the Twitter API after some trial and error. Did I just not pay enough attention, or is this lesson atypically poorly made, outdatedness aside?


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I'm in the same boat. The other courses are great but I felt like the Twitter API lesson hit the high notes without connecting the dots between topics. I would definitely struggle working with the API on my own

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Paul Gerhartz
over 2 years ago


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Sheesh. It's definitely not just you. This exercise jams in what should be 2-3 lessons and dozens of steps into 5 screens, with little explanation or practice on most of the code. Very very poor.

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Heather Rose
over 2 years ago


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It's hard to learn when they only require you to fill in the blanks. It gives less reason to read the code already there and less help to understand it. If I started with a brand new program, I wouldn't have a clue where to begin (but I sure do know how to paste in my API keys and access tokens).

I'd like to see this course adding another section where they walk us through the process from start to finish, working us up to writing the whole program ourselves just like they do in the main Ruby course. That would be way more beneficial and we would walk away with a much better understanding

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Sandee
almost 2 years ago


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Maybe I'm just getting more comfortable, but I thought this was one of the better API courses.

Not to easy, I had to look up a few things covered in previous Ruby lessons; yet other than @raffi playing games with his user name, nothing seemed incomprehensible.

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tyler896
about 2 years ago


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Yes, I'm in the same boat. It wasn't very helpful...

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Submitted by
Will Mitbrodt
almost 2 years ago