The upcoming Chirp conference organized by Twitter is bound to interest a new group of developers. Getting up to speed with a new API can take some research, but Twitter makes it easy with a handy list.
The Things Every Developer Should Know page lists ten items, mostly technical in nature. And like any list for developers, it properly begins with number zero.
Among the important reminders are rate and pagination limits. Both exist to combat abuse and keep overzealous developers from bringing on a Fail Whale.
Rounding out the list are a fun little fact–if you’re extra geeky, you can use Twitter from a command line (via curl). And, the sign of a welcoming developer community, Twitter has libraries in 18 programming languages.