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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Summary

In this chapter we have looked into the APIs that other social networks offer, and discussed the advantages in providing APIs to our users. We then discussed the various types of APIs available, before settling on REST as an API architecture and developing our API in a RESTful way. Finally, we discussed the implications involved in creating a third-party application API and how OpenSocial, an API we discussed earlier in the chapter, could be used to integrate third-party applications.

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