Facebook PHP SDK – cookies handling

Today, there is a post “Facebook application session (fbs cookie)” in the Facebook Developer forum opened for a cookies issue in the PHP SDK.

Well, as a user of the PHP SDL, I sometimes do find strange or unexpected issue when using it…. asking “why!?… it should…..”.  However, after the question, I will sit back and review the case later… Some of the times, the outcome is that I have misunderstand and use the PHP SDK wrongly… yet sometimes, it does in fact is a problem in the PHP SDK (just like I find out that in the earlier version of the PHP SDK, file upload is not supported).

This is in fact why I start writing the PHP SDK Demystified series.

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Graph API: All id fields returned by POST calls will be typed as strings.

In the latest Platform Update : Developer Love, it is mentioned that: We also updated the Developer Roadmap, where we document previously announced technical changes so developers can plan accordingly. Though I am not sure what exactly has been updated, … Continue reading

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Software Recommendation – Minimem

I would like to share with you on a useful tool that I found recently! It is Minimem. Quoting from the Minimem site, Initially developed for Firefox only, Minimem now can reduce the memory footprint of any application. It runs … Continue reading

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PHP SDK Demystified – Getting the LoginUrl via getLoginUrl()

https://graph.facebook.com/oauth/authorize? So far, we have discussed how to instantiate the facebook class object, getting a session, the currently logged in user ID, signed request etc.  Yet, for most of the Facebook application that we are developed, we need access to … Continue reading

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Useful Shortcut Keys in Facebook

Do you know the following shortcut keys in Facebook? Alt + M : new message Alt + ? : search Alt + 1 :  main page Alt + 2 : user profile page Alt + 3 : friend requests Alt … Continue reading

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VirtualBox v4.0.2 Released!

Oracle released VirtualBox 4.0.2, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.0 which improves stability and fixes regressions. See the Changelog at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog for a complete list of all changes. You can download the binaries here : http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.2/ As usual, remember to … Continue reading

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The start time of the event created via Graph API is different from what I have specified. Why?

When I create an event via the Graph API, the start time of the event created is different from what I have specified. Why? If you have been troubled by this problem earlier, please note that Facebook had recently fixed … Continue reading

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User Address and Mobile Phone Number Available via Graph API – good or bad?

Recently, Facebook has announced that the user’s address and mobile phone number are to be accessible as part of the User Graph object.  See this for the details. Both of them are really sensitive data, especially the mobile phone number.  … Continue reading

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