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Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Railsby Michael Mangino
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Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails leads you through the steps necessary to build your first application. You'll get hands-on experience with Facebook technologies such as FBML and FQL, and master messaging and news feeds.
You'll do more than just study the Facebook API-you'll get practical tips from an experienced Facebook developer. We'll cover advanced 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.
Together, we'll build Karate Poke, a real Facebook Platform application, from configuration to deployment. You'll get deep into Facebook requests right off the bat. From there, you'll build the core of Karate Poke and then get a detailed look at the Facebook canvas and social features. We'll finish by looking at advanced features and tips for handling millions of users.
Developing for the Facebook Platform can seem like a different world at first. Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails is your tour guide.
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Mangino, a web developer specializing in Facebook applications, has written this guide to using the Ruby on Rails software for the Facebook Platform for novice web developers who are new to Ajax, FBML and FQL. The author provides detailed instructions for building a basic Facebook application, and then adds more complex features such as asynchronous messaging, news feeds and master messaging. Tips are also provided for using Facebooker, a Ruby library that can reduce the amount of time spent developing web applications. Distributed by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Guiding readers through the steps necessary to build their first application, this text allows them to acquire hands-on experience with Facebook technologies such as FBML and FQL, and master messaging and news feeds.
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