Python is a fast higher-level scripting language that focuses on style and minimal syntax.
The following examples demonstrate how to perform an HTTP POST in Python 2.7+.
Plan of attack
This example can serve as a model and foundation for your later Python projects.
To run, just execute the script from terminal (if using Linux or Mac OSX), or cmd (if using Windows).
- Write the code
- Run the example
- Sit back, relax, and throw in your favorite Monty Python flick... you're now coding in Python!
Write the code
For sending a message (HTTP POST), launch your favorite text editor and insert the following lines of code. Make sure to change the fields username, password, to, and body.
Sending a messages using your newly saved script
Now open your command prompt and run:
Yahoooooo! You have successfully sent your first Messenger API Message using a bit of Python. Now you can lift this code and use it in your software, either standalone or web.