Creating a Simple Twitter Client with Silverlight and PHP

In his previous article, A Beginner’s Guide to Silverlight with PHP, author Jordan Knight talked about creating a web service in PHP and then consuming that service from Silverlight. In today’s tutorial, Jordan shows us how to create a twitter client in Silverlight, using the concepts he introduced us to last time.

Before you get your hands dirty creating a simple Twitter Client, you’ll probably want to take another look at Jordan’s first piece. We won’t be summarizing the basics here, so it’s important to get your head around the ground we covered last time before you dive in.

Microsoft Silverlight

Once you’re up to speed, today’s article will show you how easy it is to build an application that allows you to enter a twitter search term, and then display the tweets that are received in Silverlight.

We have a Microsoft-sponsored quiz for you to try once you’ve read the article, so let’s see how good your memory is!

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  • Anonymous

    For the love of God, why didn’t you choose ASP.NET? PHP is semi-professional filled and filled with hobbyist.

    • NetNerd85

      Any professional programmer can easily switch between languages

    • dakine

      You show your lack of understanding of PHP with such pathetic statements.

    • E. Scribbler

      The PHP was filled with Milk Men, some of whom were very old.

    • Evans

      Did you know that it runs any where, every where? It’s the true definition of power when it comes to the Web. Giants like Facebook, Sitepoint, Google, CNN ….. continued. Run on PHP and they have never crashed.