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Essential Facebook by Cappy Popp, John Maver

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4. Platform Developer Tools

A variety of developer tools are useful for Facebook development and application debugging. This chapter shows you how to use some of the most common ones. Some of these tools are provided by Facebook, whereas others are freely available browser add-ons or external tools.

Facebook Provided Tools

Facebook provides some free online developer tools (at http://developers.facebook.com/tools.php) for testing calls and responses from the Facebook REST application programming interface (API), rendering sample Facebook Markup Language (FBML) in different contexts (for example, on the profile or the Boxes tab), and managing Feed templates for specific applications. Facebook also provides a setting in its PHP client library, ...

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