I just finished a writeup on the necessary JS changes to support Facebook’s OAuth 2.0 upgrade, and then Hilary did a followup post on the server-side.
The upgrade enabled right now, but it gets forced out on October 1st. These two posts should give you all you need to know to get your site ready for Facebook’s upgrade:
Part 2: PHP / Backend – Server Side changes for Facebook’s OAuth 2.0 upgrade
Also worth noting, there’s a lot of good information on Facebook’s Developer Blog.
Even though I’ve been happily employed with Sociable Labs for a while now, I still get fairly frequent calls and emails from people who want to know if I’m available or I “know someone.” The list of people I know is starting to run short, so this post is intended to remedy that.
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I’ve seen a lot of confusion about this lately, so I thought I’d make a quick writeup to explain how facebook does it. (I’ll also give a quick tip on how you can do it yourself.)
What Facebook Does
Facebook is in a unique position compared to many developers looking to set cross domain cookies: The user visits both facebook.com and the other website. (more…)
Most anti-spam methods used by websites today are annoying at best. They use impossible-to-read captcha images, or they make users jump through some kind of hoop to get the email address instead of just clicking on it. This can mean lost sales and opportunities for you, because each hurdle turns away more users.
Unfortunately, most browsers think they know better and go off and do their own thing on RSS feeds.
We’re going to look at how and which browsers can be brought into line, and how to use XSLT to improve the look of your RSS feed in those browsers.
The twitter callback feature is nice – it makes it extremely easy to to add a twitter feed to a page. But to get the most benefit out of it, you really need to understand what it’s doing.
We’re going to look at how AJAX security works, specifically the Same Origin Policy, how Twitter gets around it, and the type of callback that twitter uses.
We’re going to see what the differences between objects and arrays are, how to work with some of the common array-like objects, and how to get the most performance out of each.