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Facebook Cookbook Building Applications to Grow Your Facebook Empire

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ISBN-10: 059651817X

ISBN-13: 9780596518172

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jay Goldman

List price: $39.99
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Now you can build Facebook applications that truly stand out among the thousands already available on the platform. This book's easy-to-follow recipes not only give you useful ways to design and build scalable applications using Facebook's development platform, they also provide you with strategies for successfully marketing your application in this highly competitive environment. With plenty of examples and practical solutions, Facebook Cookbook answers some of the hardest questions Facebook application developers contend with -- including how and where to get started. Learn to build an application architecture that scales to accommodate a sudden influx of users Get tips for designing…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Dedication
Contributors
Preface
Who Should Read This Book
What���s in This Book?
Code Samples
Keeping Up with the Facebookers
Using Code Examples
Safari�“ Books Online
Comments and Questions
Thanks!
Apologies to Eli
Introducing Facebook Platform
What Exactly Is Facebook Platform?
Skills to Pay the Bills
Facebook Platform Off-Facebook
Facebook Platform Versus Google OpenSocial
Saddle Up!
Ideation and Strategy
Which Types of Apps Are the Most Popular?
Which Apps Are Most Popular?
Test-Driving Ideas with Facebook Polls
The Winning Formula for Facebook
Where���s the Money?
Google AdSense and Facebook
Funding Facebook Development
Facebook Platform Integration Points
Application Directory
Navigating the Applications Menu
Facebook Canvas Pages
Think Outside the Profile Box
Info Sections
News Feed and Mini-Feed
Noteworthy Notifications
Understanding Allocations
Attachments and the Publisher
Requests
Tabs
Guiding Principles of App Strategy
Community Gardening
Finding Inspiration
Hello World
Installing the Facebook Developer App
Setting Up a New App
Hello World
Installing Your App: It���s All About the About Page
Architecture and Design
Under the Hood: How Facebook Apps Work
Architecting for the Future: Open Web Apps
Build Now, Scale Later: Getting Real
Scalability
Language Selection As Architecture
Cross-Language Development with Facebook Thrift
The Database Is Dead! Long Live memcached!
Advanced Caching with Nginx and memcached
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Hosting with Amazon Web Services
Integrating Drupal and Facebook
App Design Process
The Facebook User Interface Widgets
Facebook���s Global User Interface
Setting Up Your Environment
Creating a Test Account
Facebook Clients
JavaScript Client Library
Starting Out in PHP
Demo Applications
Developer Documentation
Test Consoles
Developer Forums: Help!
Facebook Bug Squashing
Facebook Developer Software Toolbox
Weekly Facebook Pushes
Hosting
Amazonian Backends: Simple Storage Solution
Amazonian Backends: Hosting on Elastic Cloud Computing
Staying Up-to