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Tweet rendering code library put on GitHub

Posted by John Smith on

I've made public the code I use to render tweets to marked up HTML on the right-hand side of this blog. It's nothing special, either in terms of what it does or how it does it, but I've tried to be thorough at catching edge cases and doing sensible/useful things, so it might come in useful for someone? I was surprised that I couldn't see anything out there that already did this, but I didn't look especially hard, so maybe I have just reinvented the wheel.

The code is on GitHub at Licence is GPLv2.

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This blog (mostly) covers technology and software development.

Note: I've recently ported the content from my old blog hosted on Google App Engine using some custom code I wrote, to a static site built using Pelican. I've put in place various URL manipulation rules in the webserver config to try to support the old URLs, but it's likely that I've missed some (probably meta ones related to pagination or tagging), so apologies for any 404 errors that you get served.

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About the author

I'm a software developer who's worked with a variety of platforms and technologies over the past couple of decades, but for the past 7 or so years I've focussed on web development. Whilst I've always nominally been a "full-stack" developer, I feel more attachment to the back-end side of things.

I'm a web developer for a London-based equities exchange. I've worked at organizations such as News Corporation and Google and BATS Global Markets. Projects I've been involved in have been covered in outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, the Financial Times, The Register and TechCrunch.

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