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Facebook PHP SDK Deficiency in handling cluster environment

For casual developers, you may be just deploying your Facebook app to your web hosting server.  However, if you get large applications that overload your server, then you may meed to deploy your Facebook app to a server cluster. In … Continue reading

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Will XFBML code for Facebook Social Plugin continue to work after 1Jun?

Referring to Facebook Developer Roadmap on FBML Deprecation, FBML apps will no longer work on Platform. All FBML endpoints are removed as of June 1, 2012 Some people may wonder if the XFBML code that their have used for Facebook … Continue reading

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Subscribing to data changes using the Real-time Updates API

In a recent Facebook Blog article, Facebook has shared his vision on how application should get the user’s latest changed data via the use of the Real-time Updates API. A common question we get from developers is how to keep … Continue reading

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Renewing Facebook Access Token under the new permission model

As you may be already aware, Facebook has revised it permission mode by deprecating the offline access permission. Under the new model, an access token will get expired only after 60 days it is granted.  To renew the access token, … Continue reading

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Facebook JavaScript SDK – FB.XFBML.parse should be renamed as FB.markup.parse

According to Facebook documentation, FB.XFBML.parse is described as This function parses and renders XFBML markup in a document on the fly. This could be used if you send XFBML from your server via ajax and want to render it client … Continue reading

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Scrolling to the Top of your Facebook App Canvas

For standard web page, you can use anchor point for jump to a particular section of your page.  However, this won’t work for Canvas app (at least for some browsers) as your page is wrapped within an iframe when it … Continue reading

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Facebook Platform limitation – max-width of photo incorrectly stated in Graph API doc

While the Facebook new Timeline profile is coming, we are able to use a bigger picture/photo to decorate our own profile page. While the cover photo is of size 850x315px, if you are try to develop app that manipulate the … Continue reading

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Let’s improve the Facebook documentation together!

There are a few “bug reports” opened in the Facebook bug tool regarding to Facebook documentation. Many of them are minor formatting errors or having dead links embedded in the documentation.  If you see it, kindly report it to Facebook … Continue reading

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