Error While Parsing Json using Python – TypeError: list indices must be integers, not str

Jotting this down for fellow googlers. I recently started learning a bit of python and wrote a small script to fetch the latest tweet. When you are new to a programming language, it takes time to grasp some errors. If you see this error while parsing json using python and simplejson, the problem possibly is that, the json is actually encosed in a list [ ]. If you look carefully, you’ll see your json data (pyton dictionary datatype) is actually enclosed in a python list datatype. The following code will reproduce the error. Continue reading