Everyone is on Facebook. More importantly, everyone’s data is on Facebook. Unbeknownst to the industry, Facebook became the “go to” platform to create apps. And now, with Facebook’s Graph API and Open Graph Protocol, it’s much easier to read from and write to the Facebook data warehouse. For example, you can allow users the ability to sign in with their Facebook credentials and customize their experience with information in their Facebook profile.
In this session, I will discuss the Facebook Graph API at a high level, as well as some details about the Open Graph Protocol. All of this while I demonstrate how to create a simple and functional Facebook app in Ruby that is hosted on Heroku.
Jonathan Baltz is a Salesforce.com Software Engineer. After starting his career as a Lotus Notes developer, he moved into positions as a Business Analyst and QA analyst for a good part of the 2000s. He has been a certified Salesforce.com Consultant and Developer for the past 4 years and has done everything from week long implementations to seemingly endless integrations. In his current position as a Software Engineer at CareerBuilder working on the Force.com platform, he hopes that his next airline flight will strictly be for enjoyment.
Jonathan is the organizer of both the Chicago Force.com Developers User Group and the Chicago Heroku User Group, both which can be found on Meetup.com. He is also a founding partner of Formula Design Group, an interactive agency and design firm in Chicago. When he’s not burning his retina with the light from computer monitors, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter (until they go to sleep, when he tries to do some development in .NET or Ruby, Python and other open source languages).
You can find his website at jonathanbaltz.com