Rails for Facebook: Free Preview

Posted in Development, Frameworks, Companies on November 13, 2008


Rails for Facebook: Free Preview

Since the Facebook Development Platform was released in May 2007, more than 12,000 Facebook applications have been launched. The platform provides a very powerful means of distributing your application to potentially millions of users, but it can also be a bit intimidating.

These screencasts give you a front-row seat to learn from an experienced Facebook developer. You’ll learn how to quickly build a real Facebook application from scratch, and add social features, using the popular Ruby on Rails framework. Follow along with these screencasts, and your application could be the next hit on Facebook!

Together, we’ll build Run Tracker, a real Facebook Platform application, from configuration to deployment. The final application will allow you to track the times and distances of your runs, and runs of your friends. After deploying the core Rails application, we’ll incrementally add social features such as profile updates, news feeds on walls, and sending messages to friends. You’ll get hands-on with Facebook development right off the bat and you can follow along as we add advanced features and explore tricks of the trade.

Download a free sampler. (3 mins, QuickTime | Ogg)

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Tags: Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Facebook, API, The Pragmatic Programmers, Rails for Facebook