Simon Willison’s Weblog

Monday, 2nd January 2012

Is there a framework that allows me to collect input from individual users, and then charge for the aggregate and analysis of that data?

No—your needs are extremely specific. You’re going to have to build this yourself.

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How to get a Twitter user’s join date?

It’s included in the standard user JSON that comes back with any tweet—or you can hit and look at the created_at key

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What are some good examples of a first PHP app to build for someone who is learning?

Build a blog. Blog engines are, in my opinion, the ideal starter project for learning any server-side web technology.

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