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Facebook Cookbook: Building Applications to Grow Your Facebook Empire Paperback – November 3, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0596518172 ISBN-10: 059651817X Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 434 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059651817X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596518172
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #999,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jay Goldman has been providing a human side to technology for over ten years, as both a User Experience Specialist and Visual Designer. His career has been focused on the interaction between people and technology, and his insights have helped to greatly improve products on mobile, web, and desktop platforms, including IBM DB2 and Mozilla Firefox. Jay led Radiant Core's Professional Services Team on a wide variety of award winning engagements across many industries, and is now helping tech startups to change the world as a consultant on products, technology, and design. 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 is the host of Mr. Mobile, a weekly web video from Butterscotch.com covering the latest in mobile technology; you can check them out at http://butterscotch.com/mrmobile. Jay has been published in the Harvard Business Review and is the author of Facebook Cookbook for O'Reilly Media.


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Jay has been providing a human side to technology for over fifteen years, as a technologist, user experience specialist, and visual designer. His career has been focused on the interaction between people and technology, and his insights have helped to greatly improve products on mobile, web, and desktop platforms, including IBM DB2 and Mozilla Firefox. He co-founded and led Radiant Core, was the Head of Marketing at Rypple, and is now SVP Innovation at Klick Health.

Jay has taught courses for The Learning Annex, hosted Mr. Mobile and Status Update podcasts for Butterscotch.com, wrote The Facebook Cookbook for O'Reilly Media, and has been proudly published in the Harvard Business Review.

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There are great insights just like that throughout each chapter of the Facebook Cookbook.
Lee Dale
It's very easy to follow along, and the information is not too dense for it to sink in after reading.
L. Farner
You should be able to use the book either by reading cover to cover or by skipping around in it.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By calvinnme HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
This tutorial is for developers with a broad but not necessarily deep background in web development who are interested in building Facebook web applications. Although Facebook Desktop and Mobile apps are covered where applicable, the content of this book is about straight web applications. Material covered includes how to plan an app, API details and FQL calls, and how to market and attract users, so there should be something for all participants in Facebook app development.

The author assumes you already know your way around web development in the areas of HTML, CSS, PHP programming, and SQL/database design. You don't need to be an expert with any of them, and the author makes suggestions on good books on all of the supporting technologies. The following is the detailed table of contents for the book, which is currently not included in the product description:

Chapter 1. Introducing Facebook Platform - A general overview of Facebook, Facebook Platform, and an introduction to the opportunity it represents.

Chapter 2. Ideation and Strategy - If you don't have an idea in mind already for an app, this chapter helps you out by giving you some ideas for some applications that you can extend. Shows techniques for doing app design quickly and with the best possible results.

Chapter 3. Hello World - Walks you through the classic Hello World first programming example.

Chapter 4. Architecture and Design - Covers the best architectures for Facebook apps, provides some recommendations for database performance, and produces an overview of the design and user experience of some winning applications.

Chapter 5. Setting Up Your Environment - Learn about all the things you need to download in order to get started.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Halkin on October 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
Today (October 28, 2009) I have received from Amazon this book and the book FBML Essentials by Jesse Stay.
These two books might have been perfect in an earlier time but today they are utterly useless. The facebook interface has totally changed from what is described in those two books. I am a very experienced programmer (Java, C, C++, Objective C, HTML,PHP, Javascript , CSS and more) but here I am totally lost!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Christian D. Nunciato on March 5, 2009
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Facebook Cookbook is an excellent reference, covering and consolidating the explosion of publicly available (and often wrong) Wiki documentation. On the whole, it's well worth the Amazon price. However it's worth noting that the book all but presumes you'll be using the Facebook PHP library (which I'm not), and its "recipes" often lean so heavily on that presumption as to become useless to those of us using other APIs (or in my case, none at all). Definitely recommended as a bird's-eye survey of the Facebook Platform and API, but if you're not using PHP, you might find yourself a bit frustrated by how much of it the book contains.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Boms on December 30, 2008
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The Facebook Cookbook covers pretty much everything budding Facebook application developers (and designers) need to know to get started with the platform or to expand their existing knowledge - from the ins-and-outs of setting up a development environment, to understanding the FBML, FBJS and FQL markup languages, tips on integrating a myriad of social/community features, optimizing application performance, solving common technical issues and everything in between.

It's a cookbook in every sense - so it's filled with recipes for success. But with great power comes great responsibility. Thankfully the Facebook Cookbook will make being responsible with your great Facebook app ideas that much easier, allowing you to spend more time adding value, not reinventing the wheel.

As a complete newbie to building apps for Facebook, I feel like I now have a solid base on which to build - as well as a new sense of excitement in the potential of the Facebook Platform itself. Jay's writing (along with a number of additional contributors) is both down to earth and easy to read, something that's rare in these sort of technically oriented books, making the book a pleasure to read cover-to-cover and as a great reference. As the owner of quite a number of O'Reilly books, including those from the Cookbook series, this is definitely a favourite and comes highly recommended.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got an app to go build...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fussbucket on December 16, 2008
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This is most reader friendly Facebook development book I have read so far. I own about 5 books on the subject and the case studies (problem, solution, discussion) found in this book have been the most useful by far.
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This is the "must-have" book for Facebook application development. Other books I've seen on the subject are essentially primitive step-by-step tutorials that rarely, if ever, go beyond the simplest levels.

"Facebook Cookbook", on the other hand, gets into the real nitty-gritty. It goes into areas that other books don't, such as the use of Amazon Web Services for hosting your Facebook related storage needs, Facebook policies such as how many invitations you can send out a day and the criteria for their acceptibility to the Facebook "police" and so on.

The Problem/Solution approach taken is especially appropriate for a subject like Facebook application development. The Problem is posed, the Solution is suggested and then a Discussion may ensue that provides additional details. It is a very effective approach here.

The author has deliberately limited the range of tools he discusses in order to simplify matters, which is a wise move.

The range of subjects is broad. You can read this book straight through or dip into it as time and needs dictate.

I don't think this should be your only book on Facebook application development, though. One of the other "step-by-step" books should be considered, but you might want to wait a couple of months until new editions have been released to cover the new Facebook user interface.

Jerry
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