By Mark D. Hawker

In The Developer’s advisor to Social Programming, Mark Hawker exhibits builders tips on how to construct purposes that combine with the main social networking websites. not like aggressive books that concentrate on a unmarried social media platform, this e-book covers all 3 top structures: fb, OpenSocial, and Twitter. Hawker identifies the features of enhanced, hugely enticing social media purposes, and indicates the way to use the fb platform, Google good friend attach, and the Twitter API to create them.

You’ll locate functional options and code for addressing many universal social programming demanding situations, from web site registration to look, web publication commenting to making location-based functions. Hawker concludes by means of jogging you thru development a whole, built-in social software: person who works seamlessly throughout all top structures, and attracts on strong positive factors from every one. insurance includes

  • Working with the Twitter API, together with the quest API, Lists API, and Retweets API
  • Authenticating clients with Twitter OAuth
  • Mastering the fb API, FQL, and XFBML
  • Utilizing the fb JavaScript Library for developing dynamic content material, and animation
  • Exploring the Google pal attach JavaScript API, and integrating with the OpenSocial API
  • Using Facebook’s instruments for sharing, social commenting, circulate publishing, and stay conversation
  • Using the personal home page OpenSocial shopper Library with Google pal Connect
  • Creating, checking out, and filing Google good friend attach gadgets


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Com 48 Chapter 3 Authentication with Twitter OAuth The next section explores the full Twitter OAuth workflow, using all these terms in context (so don’t worry if they don’t make much sense just yet). The official Twitter documentation for these methods is complex and is best described using workflows and by giving an example. Twitter OAuth Workflow A simplified workflow for browser-based applications is as follows: 1.

The account/rate_limit_status method is the only exception to this rule; it returns the following response: 86 100 2009-06-01T21:05:01+00:00 1243890301 The key remaining-hits indicates the number of requests left to the Twitter API until the counter is reset and should always be less than or equal to the hourly-limit.

Com Introducing Twitter OAuth n Consumer A website or application that uses OAuth to access Twitter on behalf of the user: your application. The consumer key and consumer secret are given to a consumer developer when registering a consumer and can be reset at any time. For brevity, throughout this chapter, the word application is used rather than the word consumer. These parameters are handled internally via the twitter-async client library to ensure that OAuth exchanges are validated. n Protected resources Data stored by Twitter that an application can access through authentication (for example, account data, updates, direct messages, favorites).

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