As part of our ongoing effort to improve communication with our developer community, we offer you the latest monthly roundup of the announcements, new features, and updates to Facebook Platform that occurred during August, 2009.
We enhanced the Open Stream API
and an FBJS version
. When using any stream.publish method to post application content, your application gets attribution in the post. And, you can now retrieve a Facebook Page's stream using stream.get
or the stream FQL table
, and you can prompt a user to grant extended permissions to any Facebook Page for which the user is an admin.
We updated the design of Facebook Share. If you own or run a website, you can use Facebook Share
so your users can easily share content from your site on Facebook.
Final reminder for stream.get and stream FQL table:
As we announced
on May 19th, 2009, we're deprecating the posts field of the comments array returned by stream.get
and the stream FQL table
in favor of its replacement, comment_list, for proper XML serialization. We stopped returning the 'posts' field on August 25, 2009.
Facebook Platform code face-lift: We're refactoring the Platform API
We corrected the count
of total applications users. This number isn't public facing, as it appears only on your application's Insights page.
Watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg address the Facebook Developer Garage São Paulo: here are the first video
and the second video
Keep an eye on this blog (or subscribe to the RSS feed), the Platform Status Feed (or subscribe to its RSS feed), and the weekly Push Changes articles for announcements, changes, and other important bulletins.
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