Discover Facebook’s developer tools

The Facebook Developer Platform is a collection of APIs and plug-ins that enable Facebook users to log in to your site using their Facebook identity. Techlightenment uses these tools to create engaging social user experiences on many of the apps and websites that we build for the world’s leading brands.

Once logged in, users can connect with their friends and interact with their Facebook profile through your site, and you will be able to connect with your users and access their social graph. The Developer Platform is comprised of the following components:

• Authentication (Login, Registration)
• Social Plugins (Like Button, Send Button, Activity Feed, Recommendations, Comments, Live Stream, Facepile)
• Facebook Dialogs (Feed, Friends, OAuth, Pay, Requests)
• Graph API
• Real-time Updates

In this tutorial we’ll build a web page containing many of these components. The focus will mostly be on client-side code using eXtensible Facebook Markup Language (XFBML), although some server-side code will also be covered.

Create the app

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