Twitter status post with Apache Wink

I read from Davanum Srinivas’s tweet that the Apache Wink podling released 0.1. I didn’t know what Wink is offering, so I took a look. I read that Apache Wink 0.1 is a complete and TCK compliant implementation of the JAX-RS v1.0 specification. Also the documentation is quite large, I am impressed.

So, I gave it a try to post some status updates to Twitter. Here is a five to ten minute try/error hack by combining Apache Wink and Twitter:


import org.apache.wink.client.ClientConfig;
import org.apache.wink.client.Resource;
import org.apache.wink.client.RestClient;
import org.apache.wink.common.internal.MultivaluedMapImpl;
import sun.misc.BASE64Encoder;

public class App
  public static void main( String[] args )
    ClientConfig cc = new ClientConfig();

    String logon = "username:password";
    String encodedLogon = new BASE64Encoder().encode(logon.getBytes());

    RestClient client = new RestClient(cc);
    Resource twitter =

    twitter.header("Authorization", "Basic " + encodedLogon);

    MultivaluedMap<String, String> msg =
 new MultivaluedMapImpl<String, String>();
    msg.add("status", "Hello Apache Wink!");, msg);

This is really simple form but, heck it is just a try/error hack. Please note that this “programm” requires the SUN JDK, as I was using the BASE64Encoder class. By default Apache Wink uses the HttpURLConnection class (from your JDK) –  but there is also a library for Apache Http Client 4.0.

The documentation is online.



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3 comments on “Twitter status post with Apache Wink
  1. Nick Gallardo says:

    Nice! Thanks for giving it a try. Glad to hear you like it.

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