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Who develop Twitter4J?

Twitter4J is developed by its community members. You can check the project network graph at github.com.

Join the development

To contribute your code, follow the instructions below.

  1. Report to the mailing list

  2. Report the bug, or the feature request to the mailing list. If you are sure that the issue is not a known or a duplicated one, you can skip this step and go to step 2.
  3. Submit the issue

  4. Submit the issue to YouTrack. Set the fixed version to the latest snapshot ( 4.0.8-SNAPSHOT )
  5. Fix it

  6. Fix the source code accordingly in a branch named TFJ-XXX. Make sure that:
    • The code meets the coding convention
    • JUnit test case is included in the change
    • The issue# (TFJ-***) is included in the commit log
    • newly created files contain @author tag and the terms of license
    • your name, email address and Twitter account is included in readme.txt
  7. Send a pull request

  8. Send a pull request to the upstream repository
  9. Merge and close

  10. The YouTrack issue will be closed once the pull request was merged and all test cases were passed.

Coding convention

Source code need to respect Code Conventions for the Java(TM) Programming Language as much as possible. And indentation is four spaces.
Use of APIs introduced at Java 6+ is not allowed since Twitter4J is desigined to be compatible with Java 5.

Issue management

JetBrains supports our efforts by contributing their bug tracking and issue tracking application, YouTrack, to our project.

Continuous Integration

Twitter4J is built continuously by Jenkins.


Twitter4J is a Mavenized project and you can use any IDE to play with Twitter4J. JetBrains is offering an Open Source Project License of IntelliJ IDEA to Twitter4J.org. Anyone who has contributed a patch can get access to the license file for improving Twitter4J. Please ask for more information.

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