I have been playing around with Facebook for a while now. It is a fun place to connect with friends, and I have been able to find and reconnect with some that I haven’t seen or heard from in years.
Being a typical geek, I can’t leave well enough alone. I wanted to find out how to make this new toy do more. I wanted to personalize it, and see if I could make it do things it wasn’t originally designed to do. That’s where today’s short book review comes in.
This book is a short, clear, and easy introduction to creating that app you have been longing to make, whether for a business, a non-profit entity or club, or just for fun. The information is presented in a very logical order and the descriptions of each item are clear and useful without being burdensome or boring you with too much detail. Anyone with some experience with web design and development (and some server space and bandwidth to host your app) can easily read through the book and get up to speed in an afternoon.
The book begins by walking you through a few basics, like how to set up a separate Facebook developer account, and then moves right in to creating an application and detailing a large number of useful tags. Anyone interested in having a little Facebook fun in your free time (or for a client…) would find the book useful and beneficial.