I needed a simple wrapper for the Facebook REST API. HTTParty to the rescue!
method_missing magic is used to handle any api method available now and in the future.
sudo gem install facebook_party
fb = FacebookParty(API_KEY, SECRET) # call this method: http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Auth.createToken response = fb.auth.createToken
I'd love to hear from you if you have suggestions for improvement, bug fixes, or whatever. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fork the project and send a pull request.
To run the tests, do this:
FACEBOOK_API_KEY="YOURKEY" \ FACEBOOK_API_SECRET="YOURSECRET" \ ruby -rrubygems test/facebook_party_test.rb
By far the easiest way I've found to do simple server-side auth is to use the auth_url method of FacebookParty. Send the user to the returned url. Once authenticated and authorized, the user will be redirected to the specified next_url, and details including the session_key will be included in the url parameters.
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