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Developer's Guide to Social Programming Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend C...

ISBN: 9780321680778 | 0321680774
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Pub. Date: 8/15/2010

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"With the advent of the social web, companies must know how to leverage new technologies to stay competitive. The author, Mark Hawker, shows readers in simple steps what social programming really means. He walks you through examples of integrating with many of today's most successful social platformsgetting you up and running with social programming in no time at all." Joseph Annuzzi, Jr., Web Architect, "An essential reference for the social web, present and futurehellip;a must-have for making your website known on the social graph." Joshua T. Gross, Cortex Creations In this book, Mark Hawker shows developers how to build applications that integrate with Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking technologiesreaching customers wherever they prefer to be reached. Unlike competitive books that focus on a single social media platform, this book coversall threeleading platforms: Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Hawker identifies the characteristics of superior, highly-engaging social media applications, and shows how to use Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API to create them. Yours"ll find practical solutions and code for addressing many common social programming challenges, from site registration to search, blog commenting to creating location-based applications. Hawker concludes by walking you through building a complete, integrated social application: one that works seamlessly across all leading platforms, and draws on powerful features from each. Coverage includes Working with the Twitter API, Twitter Search API, and API methods Authenticating users with Twitter OAuth Supporting retweeting, user lists, and location-based applications Mastering Facebook, the Facebook API, FQL, and XFBML Performing registration, authentication, and translation with Facebook Using Facebook's tools for sharing, social commenting, stream publishing, and live conversation Implementing application discovery, tabbed navigation, and dynamic content with Facebook Javascript Library Exploring the Google Friend Connect JavaScript API, and integrating with the OpenSocial API Performing server-side authentication and OpenSocial integration Using the PHP OpenSocial Client Library with Google Friend Connect Creating, testing, and submitting Google Friend Connect gadgets

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