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Facebook Cookbook: Build Your Facebook Empireby Jay Goldman
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Want to build Facebook applications that truly stand out among the thousands already available? In addition to providing easy-to-follow recipes that offer practical ways to design and build scalable applications using the Facebook Platform and its new profile design, this Cookbook also explains proven strategies for attracting users in this highly competitive environment.
If you can build simple web applications with HTML, Facebook Cookbook will help you build applications with the potential to reach millions of users around the globe. Learn what it takes to design applications that stand above the rest.
Book News Annotation:
A user experience specialist/visual designer introduces Facebook Platform as an operating system for social networking. The book's 14 contributors present problems with a solution and discussion on building Facebook productivity applications including: using Facebook Thrift to develop cross-[programming] language data systems, checking out Facebook Query Language (FQL) with test modules, and attracting users. Leisure-time 'recipes' include ones for adding animation to user interface widgets with Facebook Canvas, and retrieving a photo album using FQL. A trial subscription to the online edition of the book is available. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The only collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone developing Facebook applications. Using Facebook's development platform, web developers can easily build applications with the potential to reach millions of Facebook members. How can they build an application that stands out among thousands of others? These easy-to-follow recipes help developers strategize, design, and build scalable applications, then market them in this highly competitive environment.
About the Author
Jay Goldman has been providing a human side to technology for over ten years, as both a User Experience Specialist and Visual Designer. His career has been focused on the interaction between people and technology, and his insights have helped to greatly improve products on mobile, web, and desktop platforms, including IBM DB2 and Mozilla Firefox. Jay led Radiant Core's Professional Services Team on a wide variety of award winning engagements across many industries, and is now helping tech startups to change the world as a consultant on products, technology, and design. He has been instrumental in the continued growth of the BarCamp community in Toronto and was one of the co-conductors of the very successful TransitCamp event held in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission. Jay is the host of Mr. Mobile, a weekly web video from Butterscotch.com covering the latest in mobile technology; you can check them out at http://butterscotch.com/mrmobile. Jay has been published in the Harvard Business Review and is the author of Facebook Cookbook for O'Reilly Media.
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