Developer's Guide to Social Programming by Mark D. Hawker
Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API, The (Developer's Library)

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In The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming, Mark Hawker shows developers how to build applications that integrate with the major social networking sites. Unlike competitive books that focus on a single social media platform, this book covers all three leading platforms: Facebook, OpenSocial, and Twitter. Hawker identifies the characteristics of superior, highly engaging social media applications, and shows how to use the Facebook platform, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API to create them.

You’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, including the Search API, Lists API, and Retweets API Authenticating users with Twitter OAuth Mastering the Facebook API, FQL, and XFBML Utilizing the Facebook JavaScript Library for creating dynamic content, and animation Exploring the Google Friend Connect JavaScript API, and integrating with the OpenSocial API Using Facebook’s tools for sharing, social commenting, stream publishing, and live conversation Using the PHP OpenSocial Client Library with Google Friend Connect Creating, testing, and submitting Google Friend Connect gadgets

 

 

About Mark D. Hawker

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Mark Hawker is a social applications developer and consultant focused on developing for social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. He is a graduate from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, with a First-class Honors degree in Informatics.A researcher in the field of health informatics, Mark focuses his time on how to innovatively apply social networking technologies in a wide variety of consumer health scenarios.
 
Published August 9, 2010 by Addison-Wesley Professional. 336 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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