Rails for Facebook Part 1: Building an App From Scratch

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


Rails for Facebook Part 1: Building an App From Scratch

We’ll create the core Rails application running on Facebook, with a form for entering run information and listing you and your friends’ runs. You’ll learn how to:

  • create a Rails application: models, controllers, and views
  • install and configure the facebooker plugin from GitHub
  • register your Rails application with Facebook
  • setup up Tunnlr so Facebook can talk to your local application
  • use the facebooker_authentication plugin to authenticate Facebook users
  • access user information from Facebook
  • create a Facebook form
  • use Facebook view helpers and FBML tags
  • make a layout to create a tabbed interface in the Facebook style

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