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PHP CodeBird Twitter - Trends

I see that the CodeBird library supports 'Trends' but I'm not sure how to make the call.  

This is what I have so far:


require_once ('codebird.php');
\Codebird\Codebird::setConsumerKey('REDACTED', 'REDACTED'); 

$cb = \Codebird\Codebird::getInstance();

$cb->setToken('REDACTED', 'REDACTED');

$array = array(
    "ID" => "1"


$trends = $cb->get('trends/place', $array );


    if (strpos($trends, 'Rate limit exceeded') !== false) {
        if (file_exists($cache_file)) {
            $data = unserialize(file_get_contents($cache_file));
            $trends = $data['trends'];
            echo $trends;
    } else {
        $data = array('trends' => json_encode($trends), 'timestamp' => time());
        file_put_contents($cache_file, serialize($data));
        echo json_encode($trends);




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This is the error I'm seeing from PHP

[11-Aug-2016 14:18:50 America/New_York] PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Can't find HTTP method to use for "get".' in /home/pathtofi/public_html/serve/CodeBird/codebird.php:1692
Stack trace:
#0 /home/pathtofi/public_html/serve/CodeBird/codebird.php(826): Codebird\Codebird->_detectMethod('get', Array)
#1 /home/pathtofi/public_html/serve/CodeBird/TwitterTrends.php(16): Codebird\Codebird->__call('get', Array)
#2 /home/pathtofi/public_html/serve/CodeBird/TwitterTrends.php(16): Codebird\Codebird->get('trends/place', Array)
#3 {main}
  thrown in /home/pathtofi/public_html/serve/CodeBird/codebird.php on line 1692

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I see Trends/Place in the list of get API methods here:

Jeff Darling
Jeff Darling
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Ray PaseurCommented:
We must be missing something here.  This PHP script contains a parse error, so it could never have run and created an uncaught exception.

In PHP the Exception handler is usually invoked as the result of a try / catch / finally  code block.  You might try catching the Exception, but that said, we might be able to discern the issues without it.

I think a start might be to add error_reporting(E_ALL) to the top of the script, and use var_dump() to print out the intermediate variables, such as the $cb object.  Then we can see if these values make sense.

I also have a sinking feeling about this library.  A singleton is a well-known anti-pattern.  We avoid it because it cannot be tested, among other things.  It's like a Global value.  When I see programming like that, I become suspicious of other things.  In this code (without reading thousands of lines) I wonder if the term GET === get?  Method names should not be case-sensitive in PHP, but there are some places where strange constructs can cause them to be case-sensitive, and this code might contain one of them.  Maybe try using GET instead of get on line 16?
Jeff DarlingDeveloper AnalystAuthor Commented:
I'll look into the try catch code and  error_reporting and var dump as well.  Thanks for the advice.

I fixed that parse error on line 33 or 35, I don't remember which line.  I had and bare comment block :)  like this */  sorry about that.

The library works for other types of twitter calls.  I can post tweets no problem.
Jeff DarlingDeveloper AnalystAuthor Commented:
Ok, I'm getting it now.

I didn't follow the instructions on how to setup the call.


$reply = $cb->trends_available($array);

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Ray PaseurCommented:
Ahh... I wouldn't have found that quickly!
Jeff DarlingDeveloper AnalystAuthor Commented:
Got me looking in the right direction.  thanks
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