Facebook apps

Zbigniew Lukasiak zzbbyy at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 17:01:02 BST 2010

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2010, at 00:09, Eden Cardim wrote:
>>>>>>> "Zbigniew" == Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com> writes:
>>    Zbigniew> I don't know how much of that still applies.  In general
>>    Zbigniew> it was awkward but possible with Catalyst - perhaps
>>    Zbigniew> something making less assumptions could be more
>>    Zbigniew> appropriate - but I have not yet tried anything else.
>> I wrote quite a few facebook catalyst apps about 3 years ago, it used to
>> be trivial. Not sure how much of the API they have changed now and if
>> the maintainer of WWW::Facebook::API is still keeping it up to date, he
>> used to be very diligent back then. Once you get passed the API auth,
>> the rest of it is pretty much like any other webapp.
> This seems to have petered out. Do we have a usable Facebook library
> or not?
> I now have an itch I want to scratch.

I did not dig too deep - but after trying out some examples it seems
that  WWW::Facebook::API does not work with the current Facebook API
(i.e. what was announced as the graph api).  There is a promising new
module on CPAN called  Facebook::Graph that is, as I understand,
specially crafted to work with the  graph api - but it is not clear if
it will take over the full functionality of WWW::Facebook::API

I have contacted the author of WWW::Facebook::API and he informed me
that he is looking for a new maintainer for the module - as keeping
with all Facebook upgrades is a rather heavy burden and he does not
use that module himself any more.


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