MPOV

occasional posts about programming, tech, and the dreaded etcetera

Flickr API for Ruby Using HTTParty

Continuing with my HTTParty, I’ve created a fairly simple Flickr API wrapper for Ruby: flickr_party. This one was a bit more difficult than the Campaign Monitor one, but still fun nonetheless.

Why reinvent the wheel?

  1. It’s fun.
  2. I always learn something.
    • Sometimes I learn to not reinvent the wheel.
    • But sometimes I learn so much more.
  3. The libraries out there I spent 10 minutes looking at didn’t seem to fully support application authentication. Yes, I’m sure I’m wrong, and they all support it just fine. Or maybe I was just looking at the wrong ones. But in any event, I took this as the opportunity to build something cool (see item #1 above).