- We've released four new FQL tables: family, developer, video, video_tag.
- We also released an early version of the Dashboard API and are updating its methods in response to your feedback. Watch the dashboard roadmap for more information on when it will be ready for testing again.
- If you or your company builds high quality Facebook Connect implementations, applications on Facebook, and/or Facebook Pages, and want to connect with more clients to expand your business, apply for the Preferred Developer Consultant Program.
- We've updated some important aspects for publishing to the stream (users' and Pages' News Feeds and Walls):
- New Feed form policy: You should display Feed forms to your users only in response to explicit actions they take. Read the Developer Principles and Policies and the stream roadmap for more details.
- Streamlining publishing methods: Starting January 5, 2010, the stream publishing methods (stream.publish, FB.Connect.streamPublish, and Facebook.streamPublish) will be the only way for you to publish to Facebook.
- Action link punctuation: Action links can no longer contain periods (.) and exclamation points (!), and we've begun stripping them out.
- f8 2010 is coming soon! Save the date for April 21-22, 2010. Become a fan of our f8 Page on Facebook to get updates and information (including how to register) as they are announced.
- We shipped a prototype of the emerging OAuth WRAP specification on FriendFeed.
- Earlier this month, we celebrated the first birthday of Facebook Connect.
- Meanwhile, Facebook representatives participated in the international technology conference Le Web, moderating a Platform roundtable, hosting the Facebook Developer Garage Paris, and discussing connecting in the Social Web with developers from all over the world.
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Happy New Year from the Platform team!
Pete, a technical writer on the Platform team, can't want to see what the new year will bring.