Here’s the deck from my presentation at ‘24 Hours of SQL Pass’.
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The Twitter parser source code (CodePlex) is here. What this does is as follows: 1) Edit the UnitTest1.cs for your particular hashtag 2) Configure the connection string to point to a local SQL Server (or you can point directly to SQL Azure) 3) Run the Unit Tests to pull a tweet stream based on the hashtag and to format as JSON data. 4) The Unit Tests will also create a simple database (3 tables) and populate that with the JSON tweet data.