Your First Facebook Application

As I mentioned earlier in this chapter, Heroku has partnered with Facebook to provide a hosting platform. Here I show you how to get a new application up and running easily using Heroku, Git, and the PHP SDK.

Prerequisites

In order to work with Heroku, you will need to have a few things installed on your computer. Essentially you need a few software components installed and the instructions for each vary slightly depending on what platform you are running. The two requirements for using Heroku are git and the heroku Ruby gem.

Git

Git is an open source distributed version control system for source code. I cover more about using Git in the next chapter, but for the impatient, Git allows you to create a workflow for ...

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