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

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Chapter 3. Databases, Dashboards, and the Profile

In the beginning of Chapter 1, we looked at the type of Facebook application that we might want to build:

Databases, Dashboards, and the Profile

And I'm sure that you'll agree that we already have the basics of a very useful application. In this chapter, we'll look at how to turn our simple application into a more advanced one—one that you'd be proud to see displayed on anyone's profile. By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Manipulate data stored in a database

  • Update your users' profiles automatically

  • Track the users who are using your application

  • Use the Facebook dashboard, giving your application a professional look

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