Using the Twitter Gem in your Rails Application

Using the Twitter Gem in your Rails Application

Recently, a fellow developer I know expressed his frustrations regarding Twitter’s update to its API. “It seems the days of loading up a simple jQuery to fetch a user’s Tweets are gone,” he lamented. Not to worry, because savvy Ruby on Rails developers can remedy this situation in about 15 minutes while gaining some new functionality “for free.”

Start by opening your Gemfile and adding the Twitter gem.

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