Adobe Flash
Packt Publishing Releases Flash Facebook Cookbook
September 1, 2011

Here’s the Press Release I received from them:

Integrate Flash applications with Facebook using Packt’s new book

Packt is pleased to announce Flash Facebook Cookbook, a new book that will teach developers to work with the key Graph API objects and their social connections, using the Facebook ActionScript 3 SDK. Written by James Ford, this book is loaded with over 60 recipes for integrating the Flash applications with the Graph API and Facebook.

Flash Application is a multimedia platform, which is used to add animation, video and interactivity to web pages. It is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast, and manipulates vector and raster graphics to provide animation of text, drawings and still images. Additionally, it supports bidirectional streaming of audio and video, and it can capture user input via mouse, keyboard, microphone and camera.

Flash Facebook Cookbook is packed with recipes for the Graph API and FQL, used for reading and writing data as well as interacting with Facebook anonymously or on behalf of an authorized Facebook User. This book will help users to work with news feeds, uploading Photos, searching for and plotting places on a map, and is an essential tool for Flash Platform developers.

Using this book, readers will be able to plot user Checkins on a map component, publish new Checkins and authenticate with Facebook on behalf of a user, manage and request additional data read, use the search capabilities of the Graph API to retrieve specific information, create new Events, invite users and retrieve and modify RSVP information for authenticated users, and integrate with Facebook and AJAX sharing dialogs.

Written in a cookbook style and packed with step-by-step instructions, this book is ideal for those, who have a basic understanding of the Flash Builder IDE and the Flex framework, and want to start building Flash Facebook apps quickly and effectively. The book is out now and available from Packt. For more information, please visit: