Facebook Cookbook

Facebook Cookbook

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By (author) Jason Goldman

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 434 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 233mm x 22mm | 688g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 059651817X
  • ISBN 13: 9780596518172
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 591,225

Product description

Want to build Facebook applications that truly stand out among the thousands already available? In addition to providing easy-to-follow recipes that offer practical ways to design and build scalable applications using the Facebook Platform and its new profile design, this Cookbook also explains proven strategies for attracting users 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. This Cookbook will help you: * Learn to build an application that scales to accommodate a sudden influx of users * Explore changes from Facebook's old profile design to the new look and feel * Take advantage of new integration points in the new profile design * Get tips for designing applications with hosting and deployment costs in mind * Discover which widgets and controls to use for building the most attractive user interface design * Learn the differences between standard HTML, JavaScript, and SQL, and the versions used on the Facebook Platform * Target large, defined groups on Facebook, including those who want to find jobs, hire employees, market a business, advertise, and more If you can build simple web applications with HTML, Facebook Cookbook will help you build applications with the potential to reach millions of users around the globe. Learn what it takes to design applications that stand above the rest.

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Jay Goldman led Radiant Core's Professional Services Team on a wide variety of award winning engagements across many industries, and is now helping to change the world as Vice President of Client Experience for Zerofootprint Software, Inc. He has been instrumental in the continued growth of the BarCamp community in Toronto and was one of the co-conductors of the very successful TransitCamp event held in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission. Jay has been published in the Harvard Business Review and is currently writing The Facebook Cookbook for O'Reilly Media.