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Programming Social Applications by Jonathan LeBlanc

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What You’ll Learn

This chapter focuses on the core features of the JavaScript libraries that may be included within OpenSocial. We will explore how to use these to:

  • Dynamically adjust the height of your application to remove whitespace.

  • Insert Flash movies into your gadgets where restrictions are present.

  • Display different types of messages to the user.

  • Create and save simple state information for a user without a database.

  • Set the title of the application dynamically.

  • Build a tabbed gadget.

  • Create your own JavaScript features.

The knowledge we gain throughout the chapter will allow us to build a rich client-side feature set into our gadget in such a way that it will not only migrate between different containers easily, but will also provide multibrowser support.

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