Facebook Development for Beginners

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Published on November 8, 2008

Author: jessestay

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O'Reilly and Safari Books Online Webinar on Facebook Application Development for Beginners, by Jesse Stay, The "Social" Geek. Talk to me if you want me to present to your organization!

ESSENTIALS OF FACEBOOK DEVELOPMENT by Jesse Stay The “Social” Geek Author, FBML Essentials (O’Reilly)

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/pages/FBML-Essentials/ 17595902703 Become a Fan!

WHERE TO FIND ME • Twitter: @Jesse • FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/jessestay • Facebook: http://jessestay.socialtoo.com • Blog: http://StayNAlive.com

WHY FACEBOOK DEVELOPMENT? • “Social Software Development” • The weaving of Technical and Marketing • 200 million plus users • Relationships between those users • The ultimate platform to spread your software

FACEBOOK PLATFORM • Traditional Software Development • API Communication • Social Integration Points

TRADITIONAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IN FACEBOOK • Librariesavailable for most languages - Perl, PHP, Java, Ruby, .NET, others • Official Library is PHP, with Java being “semi-official” • Javascript Client API and/or FBJS • HTML and FBML • Download libraries at • http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/ Client_Libraries

FACEBOOK API COMMUNICATION • Traditional REST calls • Yousend GET/POST communication via a URL, Facebook Returns an XML/JSON response • Certain calls require authentication • App requires API Key, some times Private Key • Mostly, the libraries do most of the work!

SOCIAL INTEGRATION POINTS • Canvas Page • Profile Box • Wall • News Feed • Publisher • Notifications • Requests • Tabs

FACEBOOK CONNECT • The Future of Facebook Platform • Start with your own website, then integrate Facebook on top • Access to entire Facebook API, from your website • Universal login and registration for your users • Works on top of the Facebook Javascript Client Library


LET’S GET STARTED! 1.Get a Developer Account 1.http://developer.facebook.com

LET’S GET STARTED! 2.Add Your Application, Fill out Form 1.http://developer.facebook.com/get_started.php

LET’S GET STARTED! 3.Write some code 1.Basic FBML: 2.Facebook API:

LET’S GET STARTED! 4.Test Your App! http://apps.facebook.com/fbmlessentials/test.php

FACEBOOK CONNECT • XFBML • http://www.allfacebook.com/2008/09/intro-to-facebook- connect-development/

GET STARTED LEARNING • Learn FBML Tags Available • http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/FBML • Learn API Methods Available • http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/API • Learn Facebook Connect • http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Facebook_Connect • Learn FBJS, FQL • http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/FBJS • http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/FQL • Learn how your Language-specific Library adapts the API

OTHER RESOURCES • Facebook Developers Wiki - http://wiki.developers.facebook.com • Facebook Developers Forums - http://forum.developers.facebook.com • IRC - freenode - irc.freenode.net #facebook • Facebook Page - http://page.fbmlessentials.com • AllFacebook.com • InsideFacebook.com • FaceReviews.com • StayNAlive.com (of course!) • Hire Me!

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