Show me the code! – By Davanum Srinivas

August 27, 2008

Porting Twitter script for Ubiquity to BlueTwit (internal twitter clone)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Davanum Srinivas @ 11:01 am

Turned out to be a piece of cake! (Note: replace xyz@us.ibm.com with your internal ibm id). Just open the command editor (chrome://ubiquity/content/editor.html), cut and paste this code below and run the bluetwit command.

const BLUETWIT_STATUS_MAXLEN = 160;

CmdUtils.CreateCommand({
name: “bluetwit”,
takes: {status: noun_arb_text},

preview: function(previewBlock, statusText) {
var previewTemplate = “Updates your BlueTwit status to:
” +
${status}

” +
“Characters remaining: ${chars}“;
var truncateTemplate = “
The last ${truncate} ” +
“characters will be truncated!”;
var previewData = {
status: statusText.text,
chars: BLUETWIT_STATUS_MAXLEN – statusText.text.length
};

var previewHTML = CmdUtils.renderTemplate(previewTemplate,
previewData);

if(previewData.chars < 0) { var truncateData = { truncate: 0 - previewData.chars }; previewHTML += CmdUtils.renderTemplate(truncateTemplate, truncateData); } previewBlock.innerHTML = previewHTML; }, execute: function(statusText) { if(statusText.text.length < 1) { displayMessage("BlueTwit requires a status to be entered"); return; } var updateUrl = "https://bluetwit.hursley.ibm.com/BlueTwit2/xyz@us.ibm.com"; jQuery.ajax({ type: "POST", url: updateUrl, data: "comment=" + statusText.text, dataType: "xml", error: function() { displayMessage("BlueTwit error - status not updated"); }, success: function() { displayMessage("BlueTwit status updated"); } }); } }); [/sourcecode]

4 Comments »

  1. I seem to get an error message but post is successful.

    Comment by ragtag — September 2, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

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  3. Works for me…the ‘success’ messages don’t work for me but it posts so what the heck. Thanks very much for the code.

    Comment by emilyobyrne — January 6, 2009 @ 7:48 am

  4. Was able to eliminate the error seen by changing jQuery.ajax call data return type to “text” and not “xml” since the return is not xml.🙂

    Comment by John — February 3, 2009 @ 11:38 am


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