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LinkedIn module

by Bod (Chaplain)
on Apr 12, 2021 at 12:07 UTC ( #11131136=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Bod has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Searching CPAN I was rather surprised that the only general modules for connecting to LinkedIn seem to be WWW::LinkedIn and Net::Linkedin::OAuth2 - both of these date from before Microsoft acquired LinkedIn 5 years ago...unbelievable that it is that long ago!

Since the 5th April, Hootsuite have reduced the number of scheduled posts permitted on free accounts down to just 5 and we don't use the other features to warrant the paid price tag. We already have an automated Twitter scheduler and I want to add LinkedIn to it so just need something to authenticate, read the timestamp of the latest post and be able to create a post containing media.

Before I write something to do this, are there any modules available or should I try out the modules above despite their age?

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Re: LinkedIn module
by marto (Cardinal) on Apr 12, 2021 at 12:22 UTC

    Ah yes, the world favourite MITM/spam vendor, LinkedIn... When looking at any module, checking the cpan testers matrix, and list of open issues is a sensible first step. At first glance I doubt any of these will still work, given the changes. Since they have a REST+JSON API, you shouldn't have too much difficulty implementing this yourself.

      When looking at any module, checking the cpan testers matrix, and list of open issues is a sensible first step

      Thanks for the advice. In the past I've not done much evaluation of CPAN modules before installing them and trying them out so I thought I'd at least look at the dates...

      you shouldn't have too much difficulty implementing this yourself

      Given that I have already done it for Twitter, I suspect you are correct but I didn't want to reinvent the wheel code if it was readily available and tested.

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