A bit more about TwitTornado
It was a fun and short project. I highly recommend Tornado to anyone needing a push framework.
I just updated Tornado's httpclient to include a streaming_callback parameter which allows you to process data as it arrives (the param was somehow lost when httpclient was extracted from the FriendFeed code).
To use it, just do something like:
cb, streaming_callback=self._handle_data, auth_username=...)
def _handle_data(self, data):
lines = (self.prev_linepart + data).split("\n")
self.prev_linepart = lines[-1]
lines = lines[:-1]
if not lines:
for t in lines:
tweet = tornado.escape.json_decode(t)
30 seconds interval? So, it is "near-realtime". Anyway, you have a really nice product up there.
Until getting any push/real-time features is going to come with that.