If you’re a .NET developer and interested in Facebook development, the FBGraph.NET SDK is definitely going to be of value. Keep an eye on the project for when it gets published. Here are today’s notes
Daniel has been focused on ASP.NET MVC demos. I just completed a simple demo for a thick-client desktop app that gets authorization to use specific features and then displays authorized private data. This confirms that this alpha SDK is on it’s way toward being a functional platform on which to build real applications.
Frankly, I’m stoked.
I’ll continue to work with Daniel to improve the package. As time permits I’ll add ASP.NET WebForms samples and lots of documentation. And of course then I need to create some Facebook apps for fun and profit.
Daniel found a bug in data returned from the server and reported it to the Facebook Bugzilla tracker. Even before publication this project is going to help other developers.
I have no doubt that there will be more bugs in Facebook itself and in the SDK. But both the API and the SDK are on the way toward being far better than their predecessors. Many people are tweeting on the pros and cons of the new API (search Twitter for “Facebook Graph API”) and it will be interesting to see where this goes.
The more I think about this stuff the more I am seeing possibilities for commercial applications. Examples include integration with MV DBMS business apps and others, telephony integration, and a lot of new apps just for Facebook social users.
Please don’t pop my bubble yet. I haven’t had one for a long time and I’d like this one to last a few days.