I’m always hungry for good, updated and authoritative technical books.
I ordered from Amazon and received The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API and, at a first glance, I can tell it’s quite a good reading!
I’ve been dealing with the Twitter API and the new OAuth process since September 2010 – back then Twitter switched off basic authentication forcing the switch towards OAuth and a more safer/complex authentication; as a result I’ve built a simple Twitter status updater app.
Each of the three section covers quite thoroughly each topic even though the Twitter and Google APIs are covered with less depth.
I’m still looking for a complete guide to Facebook Graph API to replace all my FBML docs, right now I’m only relying on online documentation.
The quest for the ultimate social APIs book is still going on!
As a complete guide to social networks, APIs and social context, both beginners to intermediate developers will find it truly useful although I guess that pros won’t find the right (advanced) tool.
Interested? Check here on Amazon for The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API, mine came with a happy 41% saving (almost US$ 16 off)!