Developing Facebook Applications, plus New Podcast!
Two new things this week: Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails is now available in Beta, and our latest podcast, Mastering Dojo with Craig Riecke, Rawld Gill, and Alex Russell is now online.
Developing Facebook Applications with Rails
With more than 60 million users, Facebook provides a captive audience for developers. More than 12,000 Facebook applications have been launched so far: Is yours next? It could be!
Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails leads you through all of the steps necessary to build your first Facebook application. You’ll get hands-on experience with Facebook technologies such as FBML and FQL, and master messaging and news feeds.
There’s more to Facebook than just the API; in this book you’ll learn practical tips from an experienced Facebook developer. You’ll work with techniques such as AJAX and asynchronous messaging, and you’ll see how to slash development time with facebooker, the leading Ruby library for Facebook Platform development.
You’ll build a real Facebook Platform application from configuration to deployment. You’ll get deep into Facebook requests right off the bat, and go on to the Facebook canvas and social features. We’ll finish by looking at advanced features, and tips for handling millions of users.
If you were thinking about building that next killer app, now’s the time.
Coming Up Next:
- The ThoughtWorks Anthology
- Getting Started With XQuery
- Using MemCacheD
- Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor your Wetware
- Mastering Dojo
- Core Animation for OS X
- Augmented Reality: A Practical Guide
- FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby