Facebook Applications

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Create your own Facebook applications!

With coverage of Facebook API, FBML, and FQL as well as MySQL and REST, How to Do Everything: Facebook Applications is a clear, start-to-finish guide to developing unique apps that run on Facebook Platform. Learn how to integrate Facebook applications with websites, blogs, and databases, and use your apps to sell a product and market a business, organization, or cause. You'll also discover how to provide entertainment and information to ...

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Overview

Create your own Facebook applications!

With coverage of Facebook API, FBML, and FQL as well as MySQL and REST, How to Do Everything: Facebook Applications is a clear, start-to-finish guide to developing unique apps that run on Facebook Platform. Learn how to integrate Facebook applications with websites, blogs, and databases, and use your apps to sell a product and market a business, organization, or cause. You'll also discover how to provide entertainment and information to users while creating an advertising platform to make money. Get started quickly by downloading a pre-built, customizable Facebook application from the book's Facebook Page.

  • Understand the Facebook Platform architecture
  • Format Web pages and manage data using XML, XHTML, and CSS
  • Use PHP and FBML (Facebook Markup Language)
  • Work with the Facebook object, Facebook REST object, and Facebook API
  • Use FQL (Facebook Query Language), Mock-AJAX, FBJS (Facebook JavaScript), and Facebook Mobile
  • Master the Facebook Developer Application
  • Design your application interface and implement utilities
  • Integrate MySQL or Data Store data
  • Add viral features including News Feed and Mini-Feed stories, notifications and requests, Share buttons, and favorites lists
  • Promote your business with Facebook Social Ads, Facebook Pages, and Facebook Beacon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071549677
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2008
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,382,818
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Jesse Feiler has worked as a developer for companies such as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Prodigy, and Apple. He is the author of several computing books, including How to Do Everything with Web 2.0 Mashups.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Facebook Applications: What They Are and How to Use Them
Chapter 1. Use Facebook as a Social Utility
Chapter 2. Find Your Way Around Your Facebook Home Page and Profile
Chapter 3. Find Your Way Around Facebook
Chapter 4. Find Your Way Around a Facebook Application: Groups
Chapter 5. Use Other Facebook Applications
PART II: Use Facebook Technologies
Chapter 6. Use XML, XHTML, and CSS
Chapter 7. Use PHP
Chapter 8. Understand Overall Facebook Architecture
Chapter 9. Use Facebook Markup Language (FBML)
Chapter 10. Use the Facebook API
Chapter 11. Use Facebook Query Language (FQL), Mock-AJAX, FBJS, and Facebook Mobile
PART III: Build Facebook Applications
Chapter 12. Get Started as a Facebook Developer
Chapter 13. Build a Basic Interface
Chapter 14. Integrate MySQL Data
Chapter 15. Add More Features
Index

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