Facebook JS SDK, tracked and de-minified
This project aims to provide a useful resource to developers who are working with Facebook's JS SDK and would like to see what has changed recently.
My server runs a cronjob every 10 minutes that downloads the latest http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all/debug.js, commits any changes, and then pushes to github.
(debug.js is the non-minified version of http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js that you're probably using in production.)
The script does not commit if only the timestamp at the top has changed.
To run your own copy (which I recommend), you'll need to fork the github project, test the shell script, and then set up cronjob like so:
MAILTO="you@[your_site].com" # m h dom mon dow command 0 5 * * * /home/nfriedly/facebook/connect-js/update_fb_github.sh > /dev/null
This setup sends an email if there were errors, but not if everything worked successfully.
Setup on Heroku
This script works well on a free Heroku instance. Put your github username and password (or token) in environmental variables like so:
heroku config:add GH_USER=<username> heroku config:add GH_PASS=<password>
Then add the Heroku Scheduler addon and create a task that runs
./heroku.sh as often as you'd like.
Official FB links
Recent Changes & Current Status:
- Change Log: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/changelog
- Platform Live Status: https://developers.facebook.com/status/dashboard/
- JSON feed of current push status and most recent Platform Live Status issue: https://www.facebook.com/feeds/api_status.php
Upcomming & Long-term Changes:
- Developer Blog: https://developers.facebook.com/blog/
- Track individual components (init.js, json.js, xfbml.js, etc)
- Keep a copy of the minified file in addition to debug.js
- Track the xdm.swf file
- Track the beta js
- Figure out how to get error notifications if the heroku process fails
Credit for the idea goes to Roger Hu - http://hustoknow.blogspot.com/
The shell scripts are copyright Nathan Friedly http://nfriedly.com and released under an MIT License.
The JS is copyright Facebook, Inc. and released under an Apache 2.0 License