The facebooker Rails plugin
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README.rdoc

Facebooker

DESCRIPTION:

Facebooker is a Ruby wrapper over the Facebook REST API. Its goals are:

  • Idiomatic Ruby

  • No dependencies outside of the Ruby standard library (This is true with Rails 2.1. Previous Rails versions require the JSON gem)

  • Concrete classes and methods modeling the Facebook data, so it's easy for a Rubyist to understand what's available

  • Well tested

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • Idiomatic Ruby

  • No dependencies outside of the Ruby standard library

  • Concrete classes and methods modeling the Facebook data, so it's easy for a Rubyist to understand what's available

  • Well tested

SYNOPSIS:

View David Clements' excellent tutorial at apps.facebook.com/facebooker_tutorial/ or check out Developing Facebook Platform Applications with Rails. {Join the Mailing List}:

REQUIREMENTS:

None

INSTALL:

Non Rails

The best way is:

gem install facebooker

If, for some reason, you can't/won't use RubyGems, you can do:

(sudo) ruby setup.rb

Rails

Facebooker can be installed as a Rails plugin by:

script/plugin install git://github.com/mmangino/facebooker.git

If you don't have git, the plugin can be downloaded from github.com/mmangino/facebooker/tarball/master

Using Gem in Rails

The rake task would not be added automatically, so to use it in rails you would have to add the following towards the end of your Rakefile:

require 'tasks/facebooker'

Once the plugin is installed, you will need to configure your Facebook app in config/facebooker.yml.

Your application users will need to have added the application in facebook to access all of facebooker's features. You enforce this by adding

ensure_application_is_installed_by_facebook_user

to your application controller.

To prevent a violation of Facebook Terms of Service while reducing log bloat, you should also add

filter_parameter_logging :fb_sig_friends

to your application controller.

using MemCache session

Facebook uses some non alphanum characters in the session identifier which interfere with memcache stored sessions. If you want to use MemCache for storing sessions, you can override the valid session id method on memcache by placing the following code in an initializer:

# add - as an okay key class CGI

class Session
  class MemCacheStore
    def check_id(id) #:nodoc:#
      /[^0-9a-zA-Z\-\._]+/ =~ id.to_s ? false : true
    end
  end
end

end

Other versions

A facebooker port for Sinatra is available at http://github.com/jsmestad/frankie/tree/master

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2008-2009:

  • Chad Fowler

  • Patrick Ewing

  • Mike Mangino

  • Shane Vitarana

  • Corey Innis

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.