13 Integrating Twitter, Facebook, and Google Friend Connect

This chapter extends Chapter 12, “Building a Microblog Tool Using CodeIgniter,” which built a “social programming microblog” from scratch using CodeIgniter. The final version of Sprog, which you will build in this chapter, will implement some of the features that have been described in this book, including user authentication, status updates, commenting, and “likes” through Twitter, Facebook, and Google Friend Connect. The chapter is split into three sections for each technology platform, giving examples of how to first integrate them with CodeIgniter and then how to extend the functionality that was created in Chapter 12. At the end of this chapter, you will understand how to incorporate ...

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