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Internal improvements:

  • CHANGED: Gem version restrictions have been removed, and versions updated.
  • CHANGED: How support files are loaded in spec_helper has been improved.

Testing improvements:

  • FIXED: MockHTTPService compares Ruby objects rather than strings.


New methods:

  • RealtimeUpdates#validate_update to validate the signature of a Facebook call (thanks, gaffo!)

Updated methods:

  • Graph API methods now accepts a post processing block, see readme for examples (thanks, wolframarnold!)

Internal improvements:

  • Koala now returns more specific and useful error classes (thanks, archfear!)
  • Switched URL parsing to addressable, which can handle unusual FB URLs (thanks, bnorton!)
  • Fixed Batch API bug that seems to have broken calls requiring post-processing
  • Bump Faraday requirement to 0.8 (thanks, jarthod!)
  • Picture and video URLs now support unicode characters (thanks, jayeff!)

Testing improvements:

  • Cleaned up some test suites (thanks, bnorton!)


  • Changelog is now markdown
  • Code highlighting in readme (thanks, sfate!)
  • Added Graph API explorer link in readme (thanks, jch!)
  • Added permissions example for OAuth (thanks, sebastiandeutsch!)


New methods:

  • Added Koala::Utils.logger to enable debugging (thanks, KentonWhite!)
  • Expose fb_error_message and fb_error_code directly in APIError

Updated methods:

  • GraphCollection.parse_page_url now uses the URI library and can parse any address (thanks, bnorton!)

Internal improvements:

  • Update MultiJson dependency to support the Oj library (thanks, eckz and zinenko!)
  • Loosened Faraday dependency (thanks, rewritten and romanbsd!)
  • Fixed typos (thanks, nathanbertram!)
  • Switched uses of put_object to the more semantically accurate put_connections
  • Cleaned up gemspec
  • Handle invalid batch API responses better


  • Added HTTP Services description for Faraday 0.8/persistent connections (thanks, romanbsd!)
  • Remove documentation of the old pre-1.2 HTTP Service options


  • Update MultiJson to 1.3 and change syntax to silence warnings (thanks, eckz and masterkain!)


New methods:

  • OAuth#exchange_access_token(_info) allows you to extend access tokens you receive (thanks, etiennebarrie!)

Updated methods:

  • HTTPServices#encode_params sorts parameters to aid in URL comparison (thanks, sholden!)
  • get_connections is now aliased as get_connection (use whichever makes sense to you)

Internal improvements:

  • Fixed typos (thanks, brycethornton and jpemberthy!)
  • RealtimeUpdates will no longer execute challenge block unnecessarily (thanks, iainbeeston!)

Testing improvements:

  • Added parallel_tests to development gem file
  • Fixed failing live tests
  • Koala now tests against JRuby and Rubinius in 1.9 mode on Travis-CI


New methods:

  • OAuth#url_for_dialog creates URLs for Facebook dialog pages
  • API#set_app_restrictions handles JSON-encoding app restrictions
  • GraphCollection.parse_page_url now exposes useful functionality for non-Rails apps
  • RealtimeUpdates#subscription_path and TestUsers#test_user_accounts_path are now public

Updated methods:

  • REST API methods are now deprecated (see
  • OAuth#url_for_access_token and #url_for_oauth_code now include any provided options as URL parameters
  • APIError#raw_response allows access to the raw error response received from Facebook
  • Utils.deprecate only prints each message once (no more spamming)
  • API#get_page_access_token now accepts additional arguments and HTTP options (like other calls)
  • TestUsers and RealtimeUpdates methods now take http_options arguments
  • All methods with http_options can now take :http_component => :response for the complete response
  • OAuth#get_user_info_from_cookies returns nil rather than an error if the cookies are expired (thanks, herzio)
  • TestUsers#delete_all now uses the Batch API and is much faster

Internal improvements:

  • FQL queries now use the Graph API behind-the-scenes
  • Cleaned up file and class organization, with aliases for backward compatibility
  • Added YARD documentation throughout
  • Fixed bugs in RealtimeUpdates, TestUsers, elsewhere
  • Reorganized file and class structure non-destructively

Testing improvements:

  • Expanded/improved test coverage
  • The test suite no longer users any hard-coded user IDs
  • KoalaTest.test_user_api allows access to the TestUsers instance
  • Configured tests to run in random order using RSpec 2.8.0rc1


New methods:

  • RestAPI.set_app_properties handles JSON-encoding application properties

Updated methods:

  • OAuth.get_user_from_cookie works with the new signed cookie format (thanks, gmccreight!)
  • Beta server URLs are now correct
  • OAuth.parse_signed_request now raises an informative error if the signed_request is malformed

Internal improvements:

  • Koala::Multipart middleware properly encoding nested parameters (hashes) in POSTs
  • Updated readme, changelog, etc.

Testing improvements:

  • Live tests with test users now clean up all fake users they create
  • Removed duplicate test cases
  • Live tests with test users no longer delete each object they create, speeding things up


New methods:

  • API is now the main API class, contains both Graph and REST methods
    • Old classes are aliased with deprecation warnings (non-breaking change)
  • TestUsers#update lets you update the name or password of an existing test user
  • API.get_page_access_token lets you easily fetch the access token for a page you manage (thanks, marcgg!)
  • Added version.rb (Koala::VERSION)

Updated methods:

  • OAuth now parses Facebook's new signed cookie format
  • API.put_picture now accepts URLs to images (thanks, marcgg!)
  • Bug fixes to put_picture, parse_signed_request, and the test suite (thanks, johnbhall and Will S.!)
  • Smarter GraphCollection use
    • Any pageable result will now become a GraphCollection
    • Non-pageable results from get_connections no longer error
    • GraphCollection.raw_results allows access to original result data
  • Koala no longer enforces any limits on the number of test users you create at once

Internal improvements:

  • Koala now uses Faraday to make requests, replacing the HTTPServices (see wiki)
    • Koala::HTTPService.http_options allows specification of default Faraday connection options
    • Koala::HTTPService.faraday_middleware allows custom middleware configurations
    • Koala now defaults to Net::HTTP rather than Typhoeus
    • Koala::NetHTTPService and Koala::TyphoeusService modules no longer exist
    • Koala no longer automatically switches to Net::HTTP when uploading IO objects to Facebook
  • RealTimeUpdates and TestUsers are no longer subclasses of API, but have their own .api objects
    • The old .graph_api accessor is aliases to .api with a deprecation warning
  • Removed deprecation warnings for pre-1.1 batch interface

Testing improvements:

  • Live test suites now run against test users by default
    • Test suite can be repeatedly run live without having to update facebook_data.yml
    • OAuth code and session key tests cannot be run against test users
  • Faraday adapter for live tests can be specified with ADAPTER=[your adapter] in the rspec command
  • Live tests can be run against the beta server by specifying BETA=true in the rspec command
  • Tests now pass against all rubies on Travis CI
  • Expanded and refactored test coverage
  • Fixed bug with YAML parsing in Ruby 1.9


New methods:

  • Added Batch API support (thanks, seejohnrun and spiegela!)
    • includes file uploads, error handling, and FQL
  • Added GraphAPI#put_video
  • Added GraphAPI#get_comments_for_urls (thanks, amrnt!)
  • Added RestAPI#fql_multiquery, which simplifies the results (thanks, amrnt!)
  • HTTP services support global proxy and timeout settings (thanks, itchy!)
  • Net::HTTP supports global ca_path, ca_file, and verify_mode settings (thanks, spiegela!)

Updated methods:

  • RealtimeUpdates now uses a GraphAPI object instead of its own API
  • RestAPI#rest_call now has an optional last argument for method, for calls requiring POST, DELETE, etc. (thanks, sshilo!)
  • Filename can now be specified when uploading (e.g. for Ads API) (thanks, sshilo!)
  • get_objects([]) returns [] instead of a Facebook error in non-batch mode (thanks, aselder!)

Internal improvements:

  • Koala is now more compatible with other Rubies (JRuby, Rubinius, etc.)
  • HTTP services are more modular and can be changed on the fly (thanks, chadk!)
    • Includes support for uploading StringIOs and other non-files via Net::HTTP even when using TyphoeusService
  • Koala now uses multi_json to improve compatibility with Rubinius and other Ruby versions
  • Koala now uses the modern Typhoeus API (thanks, aselder!)
  • Koala now uses the current modern Net::HTTP interface (thanks, romanbsd!)
  • Fixed bugs and typos (thanks, waynn, mokevnin, and tikh!)


New methods:

  • Photo and file upload now supported through #put_picture
    • Added UploadableIO class to manage file uploads
  • Added a delete_like method (thanks to waseem)
  • Added put_connection and delete_connection convenience methods

Updated methods:

  • Search can now search places, checkins, etc. (thanks, rickyc!)
  • You can now pass :beta => true in the http options to use Facebook's beta tier
  • TestUser#befriend now requires user info hashes (id and access token) due to Facebook API changes (thanks, pulsd and kbighorse!)
  • All methods now accept an http_options hash as their optional last parameter (thanks, spiegela!)
  • url_for_oauth_code can now take a :display option (thanks, netbe!)
  • Net::HTTP can now accept :timeout and :proxy options (thanks, gilles!)
  • Test users now supports using test accounts across multiple apps

Internal improvements:

  • For public requests, Koala now uses http by default (instead of https) to improve speed
    • This can be overridden through Koala.always_use_ssl= or by passing :use_ssl => true in the options hash for an api call
  • Read-only REST API requests now go through the faster api-read server
  • Replaced parse_signed_request with a version from Facebook that also supports the new signed params proposal
    • Note: invalid requests will now raise exceptions rather than return nil, in keeping with other SDKs
  • Delete methods will now raise an error if there's no access token (like put_object and delete_like)
  • Updated parse_signed_request to match Facebook's current implementation (thanks, imajes!)
  • APIError is now < StandardError, not Exception
  • Added KoalaError for non-API errors
  • Net::HTTP's SSL verification is no longer disabled by default

Test improvements:

  • Incorporated joshk's awesome rewrite of the entire Koala test suite (thanks, joshk!)
  • Expanded HTTP service tests (added Typhoeus test suite and additional Net::HTTP test cases)
  • Live tests now verify that the access token has the necessary permissions before starting
  • Replaced the 50-person network test, which often took 15+ minutes to run live, with a 5-person test


  • Added test user module
  • Fixed bug when raising APIError after Facebook fails to exchange session keys
  • Made access_token accessible via the readonly access_token property on all our API classes


  • Tests are now compatible with Ruby 1.9.2
  • Added JSON to runtime dependencies
  • Removed examples directory (referenced from github instead)


  • Added parse_signed_request to handle Facebook's new authentication scheme
    • note: creates dependency on OpenSSL (OpenSSL::HMAC) for decryption
  • Added GraphCollection class to provide paging support for GraphAPI get_connections and search methods (thanks to jagthedrummer)
  • Added get_page method to easily fetch pages of results from GraphCollections
  • Exchanging sessions for tokens now works properly when provided invalid/expired session keys
  • You can now include a :typhoeus_options key in TyphoeusService#make_request's options hash to control the Typhoeus call (for example, to set :disable_ssl_peer_verification => true)
  • All paths provided to HTTP services start with leading / to improve compatibility with stubbing libraries
  • If Facebook returns nil for search or get_connections requests, Koala now returns nil rather than throwing an exception


  • Breaking interface changes
    • Removed string overloading for the methods, per 0.7.3, which caused Marshaling issues
    • Removed ability to provide a string as the second argument to url_for_access_token, per 0.5.0


  • Fixed bug with get_user_from_cookies


  • Added support for picture sizes -- thanks thhermansen for the patch!
  • Adjusted the return values for several methods (get_access_token, get_app_access_token, get_token_from_session_key, get_tokens_from_session_keys, get_user_from_cookies)
    • These methods now return strings, rather than hashes, which makes more sense
    • The strings are overloaded with an [] method for backwards compatibility (Ruby is truly amazing)
      • Using those methods triggers a deprecation warning
      • This will be removed by 1.0
    • There are new info methods (get_access_token_info, get_app_access_token_info, get_token_info_from_session_keys, and get_user_info_from_cookies) that natively return hashes, for when you want the expiration date
  • Responses with HTTP status 500+ now properly throw errors under Net::HTTP
  • Updated changelog
  • Added license


  • Added support for exchanging session keys for OAuth access tokens (get_token_from_session_key for single keys, get_tokens_from_session_keys for multiple)
  • Moved Koala files into a koala/ subdirectory to minimize risk of name collisions
  • Added OAuth Playground git submodule as an example
  • Updated tests, readme, and changelog


  • Updated RealtimeUpdates#list_subscriptions and GraphAPI#get_connections to now return an array of results directly (rather than a hash with one key)
  • Fixed a bug with Net::HTTP-based HTTP service in which the headers hash was improperly formatted
  • Updated readme


  • Added RealtimeUpdates class, which can be used to manage subscriptions for user updates (see
  • Added picture method to graph API, which fetches an object's picture from the redirect headers.
  • Added greatly improved testing with result mocking, which is now the default set of tests
  • Renamed live testing spec to koala_spec_without_mocks.rb
  • Added Koala::Response class, which encapsulates HTTP results since Facebook sometimes sends data in the status or headers
  • Much internal refactoring
  • Updated readme, changelog, etc.


  • Added support for the old REST API thanks to cbaclig's great work
  • Updated tests to conform to RSpec standards
  • Updated changelog, readme, etc.


  • Documentation is now on the wiki, updated readme accordingly.


  • Added several new OAuth methods for making and parsing access token requests
  • Added test suite for the OAuth class
  • Made second argument to url_for_access_token a hash (strings still work but trigger a deprecation warning)
  • Added fields to facebook_data.yml
  • Updated readme


  • Encapsulated GraphAPI and OAuth classes in the Koala::Facebook module for clarity (and to avoid claiming the global Facebook class)
  • Moved make_request method to Koala class from GraphAPI instance (for use by future OAuth class functionality)
  • Renamed request method to api for consistancy with Javascript library
  • Updated tests and readme


  • Adopted the Koala name
  • Updated readme and tests
  • Fixed cookie verification bug for non-expiring OAuth tokens


  • Bug fixes.


  • Renamed Graph API class from Facebook::GraphAPI to FacebookGraph::API
  • Created FacebookGraph::OAuth class for tokens and OAuth URLs
  • Updated method for including HTTP service (think we've got it this time)
  • Updated tests
  • Added CHANGELOG and gemspec


  • Gemified the project
  • Split out HTTP services into their own file, and adjusted inclusion method


  • Added modular support for Typhoeus
  • Added tests


  • Hi from F8! Basic read/write from the graph is working
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