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Press Release: November 6, 2008

Facebook Cookbook--New from O'Reilly: Building Applications to Grow Your Facebook Empire

Facebook Cookbook Sebastopol, CA—If you've wanted to explore Facebook applications but haven't known how to make your application stand out among the thousands already available on the platform, O'Reilly Media's new manual on Facebook is the ticket. This newest title in O'Reilly's famed Cookbook series, the Facebook Cookbook ($39.99 USD) has easy-to-follow recipes that not only give you useful ways to design and build scalable applications using Facebook's development platform, but they also provide you with strategies for successfully marketing your application in this highly competitive environment. With plenty of examples and practical solutions, Facebook Cookbook answers some of the hardest questions Facebook application developers contend with--including how and where to get started.

With Facebook Cookbook you will:

  • Learn to build an application architecture that scales to accommodate a sudden influx of users
  • Get tips for designing applications with hosting and deployment costs in mind
  • Find out how to use Facebook's various integration points
  • Discover which widgets and controls to use for building the most attractive user interface design
  • Understand the differences between standard HTML, JavaScript, and SQL, and the versions used on the Facebook Platform
  • Learn how to target large defined groups on Facebook, including those who want to find jobs, hire employees, market a business, advertise, and more

If you have experience building simple web applications with HTML, Facebook Cookbook will guide you through Facebook's toolkit so that you can build applications with the potential to reach millions of users around the globe. Learn what it takes to design applications that stand above the rest.

Advance Praise:
"This book is a handy reference that will help any developer gain a firm handle on Facebook Platform. Full of tips and advice, this book cuts through the hype, offering essential information on Facebook application development and deployment."
--Peter Meth, web application developer, Softer Software

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Jay Goldman led Radiant Core's Professional Services Team on a wide variety of award winning engagements across many industries, and is now helping to change the world as Vice President of Client Experience for Zerofootprint Software, Inc. He has been instrumental in the continued growth of the BarCamp community in Toronto and was one of the co-conductors of the very successful TransitCamp event held in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Facebook Cookbook
Jay Goldman
ISBN: 9780596518172, 430 pages, Book Price: $39.99 USD, £28.50 GBP
PDF Price: $31.99 USD

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