source: perl/modules/Facebook/lib/Facebook/Graph/Cookbook/Recipe2.pod @ b7fa912

release-1.9
Last change on this file since b7fa912 was 2a42248, checked in by Edward Z. Yang <ezyang@mit.edu>, 11 years ago
Add vanilla Facebook::Graph. Signed-off-by: Edward Z. Yang <ezyang@mit.edu>
  • Property mode set to 100644
File size: 3.4 KB
RevLine 
[2a42248]1=head1 NAME
2
3Facebook::Graph::Cookbook::Recipe2 - Building a Full Web App
4
5=head1 VERSION
6
7version 1.0300
8
9=head1 DESCRIPTION
10
11A full working web app for those people who like to start hacking from a working example and make it their own.
12
13=head2 Prerequisite Modules
14
15You'll need to have all of the following modules installed in order to run this app (in addition to L<Facebook::Graph>):
16
17L<DateTime::Format::ICal> L<Dancer> L<Template> L<Data::ICal> L<XML::FeedPP>
18
19=head2 Assumptions
20
21This recipe assumes that that you have a Facebook (L<http://www.facebook.com>) account.
22
23You'll also have to be able to point a domain name to a server that is accessible from the Internet. DNS and server configuration are way beyond the scope of this document.
24
25In order to edit this web app you're either going to have to know or be willing to learn L<Dancer>. It's a good little web app server. You can find out more at L<http://perldancer.org>.
26
27=head1 RECIPE
28
29=head2 Step 1: Set up the developer application on Facebook.
30
31Go to L<http://apps.facebook.com/developer>.
32
33Click "Allow".
34
35=head2 Step 2: Create your application.
36
37Go to L<http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php> or click "Set Up New Application" from the developer application.
38
39Fill in an application name. The only restriction is that it can't use a Facebook trademark or be similar to official Facebook application names.
40
41Agree to the terms of servce.
42
43Click "Create Application".
44
45=head2 Step 3: The Connect tab.
46
47After creating your application, go to the "Connect" tab.
48
49Fill in the "Connect URL" field. It should be C<http://www.yourapplication.com/>. It is the base URL to where you'll be deploying your application. The trailing slash is required.
50
51Click "save".
52
53=head2 Step 4: Note your application settings.
54
55You either want to make note of your "Application ID" and your "Application Secret" or bookmark this page so you can come back to it. You'll need these later.
56
57=head2 Step 5: Copy files.
58
59If you don't already have it downloaded, download a tarball of Facebook::Graph and extract it:
60
61 tar xfz Facebook-Graph-0.0700.tar.gz
62
63And copy the files from C<eg/recipe2> where ever you want to deploy your app. For this example we'll assume you want to deploy from C</opt/webapp>.
64
65 mkdir -p /opt/webapp
66 cp -Rfp Facebook-Graph/eg/recipe2/* /opt/webapp
67 
68=head2 Step 6: Configure your app.
69
70Before we can run the app we need to edit the config file.
71
72 cd /opt/webapp
73 vi config.yml
74
75Specifically we need to set the C<app_id> and C<secret> fields with information from our Facebook application settings page. And we need to update the C<postback> with the domain pointing to our server.
76
77=head2 Step 7: Start it.
78
79To start the app just type the following command:
80
81 cd /opt/webapp
82 perl app.pl
83
84=head2 Step 8: Play with it.
85
86Go use the web app. See what it does. Point your browser to:
87
88 http://www.yourapplication.com/
89
90=head2 Step 9: Start tinkering.
91
92Now that you know you have a working app, start tinkering. Make it do what you want it to do.
93
94=head1 SEE ALSO
95
96If you would like a step by step as to how this app was created, download the PDF presentation (L<http://www.madmongers.org/talks/writing-facebook-apps-in-10-minutes-or-less>) I gave of this app at MadMongers (L<http://www.madmongers.org>).
97
98For more recipes, check out the L<Facebook::Graph::Cookbook>.
99
100=head1 LEGAL
101
102Facebook::Graph is Copyright 2010 Plain Black Corporation (L<http://www.plainblack.com>) and is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.
103
104=cut
Note: See TracBrowser for help on using the repository browser.