Indeed…mine is pretty basic and I completed it in 25 lines of code… I was curious and looked at the example and wow yeah, it does take a lot of lines. Kinda leads back through to a discussion on here a few days ago of someone looking at the example code and getting overwhelmed and frustrated… that will mess with your head big time if you do that. And now that I looked at the code for this, glad that I didnt see it before I started my project
For real, dont let the examples freak you out, that is only one way to do it…clear your mind and start working on it in a way that makes sense to you. First thing I did was find an API Id like to use… and pull that info,then googled for how to display that info on my page, use the new quote button to pull a new quote, then googled how to send that info to twitter. Thats literally it that I have, to fulfill the requirements.
Im going to go back, through all my projects, and refine them now that Ive learned more and feel more comfortable, but dont let yourself get overwhelemd…use the example as far as how it functions, dont use it to try and write the code exactly like they have there, cause yeah, thats enough to freak anyone out.