Learning Facebook Application Development: A step-by-step by Hasin Hayder, Mark Alexander Bain

By Hasin Hayder, Mark Alexander Bain

In Detail

Using fb functions, builders can upload customized good points to 1 of the most well-liked web content on the earth. fb is the largest social community between students, and is gaining flooring between execs too. fb purposes enable you upload new methods for clients to have interaction with one another utilizing Facebook.

Facebook functions are written in a server-side language, and hosted at the program developer's personal server. They interface with fb, so they seem to clients to be a part of fb itself.

This publication indicates Hypertext Preprocessor builders the way to quick start development robust fb purposes, tips to paintings with info saved in fb, together with images, and the way to deal with multimedia and different customized information inside of fb applications.

The publication covers how one can ship notifications and invites from inside of an software, replace a user's profile, create program keep watch over panels for clients, and masses more.

What you are going to research from this book?
• examine fb software improvement via step by step examples.
• construct data-driven fb functions, paintings with acquaintances lists, picture galleries, multimedia, and more.
• paintings with Facebook's safety version to provide functions which are secure and functional.
• speak with clients via newsfeeds, notifications, invites, and messages.
• study the fb Hypertext Preprocessor API, and a number of the markup languages you'll have to construct fb functions: Mock Ajax, FBML, FBJS (a version of JavaScript specially for Facebook), and FQL.

Approach

This publication builds in your wisdom as a Hypertext Preprocessor developer to supply a fast moving, step by step educational in construction fb functions. The ebook is choked with instance code and demo purposes, that you can see innovations in motion. alongside the best way we offer fast references to an important points of the API, so that you can refer again as you advance your personal functions with the book.

Who this e-book is written for?

This ebook is for PHP5 builders who are looking to create customized fb purposes. It assumes no wisdom of the fb API or Platform, yet does think that you're a fb person.

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For example, if you want the first name, surname, and birthday of each of your friends, then you can use the following query in the API Test Console: SELECT first_name, last_name,birthday FROM user WHERE uid IN ( SELECT uid1 FROM friend WHERE uid2=614902533) And don't forget to replace my id (614902533) with your own because you can only use the details of friends of the logged in user, that is you. query: [ 18 ] Chapter 1 You'll realize of course, that this means that you're not limited to the information supplied by the API methods and the FBML tags.

Friend['uid'] . = tabulate_friends ($friend_details, 4); $facebook->api_client->profile_setFBML($fbml_text, $user); $facebook->redirect($facebook->get_facebook_url() . php again, and clicked on the link to your application you'll see something like the following: [ 47 ] Building a Facebook Application Now, that's all fine, but it's a bit static isn't it? You (and any of your fiends) can see the information that was sent to the FBML cache, but that's all. In this next section, we'll look at how to start making your application a bit more dynamic.

And, if you're thinking that I'm old enough to be your father, well, in some cases this is actually true: Now that you've come to grips with the API Test console, we can turn our attention to FBML and the FBML Test Console. [ 14 ] Chapter 1 FBML FBML, as mentioned previously, is the Facebook Markup Language. If you've used HTML in web pages, then you'll have no problem with FBML. Even if you've not used HTML ever, you'll still have no problems with FBML. It can be used to format your information just like HTML, but it also does a lot more than just formatting as we'll soon see, by looking at the FBML Test Console.

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