Report: F8 London (part 2)

Facebook devs dug deep into the Open Graph Platform at F8

Facebook devs dug deep into the Open Graph Platform at F8

Following a keynote speech which laid out the new features of Facebook (see earlier news story), the rest of yesterday’s F8 conference in London saw speakers dig into the Open Graph API and explain how app developers could take advantage of it.

Second on stage was platform engineer Simon Cross, who did a live demo centred around creating a social recipe app, which was able to post information-rich updates to Facebook.

"The Facebook Platform is a world away from what it was six months ago,” he stressed. “A lot of improvements have been made under the hood.”

Cross announced that Facebook has dumped Bugzilla and is working on a new debugging tool. There’s also a new policy of giving devs 90 days' notice of breaking changes. More effort is also being put into the developer blog and, if devs need to contact engineers with questions, they can now find them at, he added.

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