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Learning Facebook Application Development by Hasin Hayder, Dr. Mark Alexander Bain Alexander Bain

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Chapter 2. Building a Facebook Application

In Chapter 1, we concerned ourselves with the Facebook Platform—our application's interface to Facebook. With that knowledge, you'll obviously want to start building applications (since that's the whole point of you getting this book), and that's just what we'll do in this chapter. By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Extract Facebook information to be displayed by your application.

  • Store information in the Facebook cache, so that it can be displayed on your users' profile pages.

  • Store your own custom data.

A Simple Facebook Application

Well, with the Facebook side of things set up, it's now over to your server to build the application itself. The server could of course be:

  • Your web host's ...

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