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Common techniques to integrate social media login to a website that requires account registration

I have developed websites where users would register with a username of their choice and an entry would be created in a database table that holds their username and some sort of salted password. They ...
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What is the use of the prefix “for(;;);” in an Ajax response

After using the chrome debugger to inspect the ajax requests of Facebook (for curiosity), I noticed that the response is in JSON, however it is always prefixed with for(;;); In example, if the JSON ...
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Good way to handle the notification counter like Facebook does

I want to build a similar notification mechanism that Facebook handles. I actually store the user's notification in an SQL table (actually it's a graph database but everybody master RDBMS terms). ...
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Can someone explain the behind-the-scenes process of connecting an app account to a Facebook account?

I am developing an app that will use the Twitter and Facebook login APIs exclusively. Suppose a new user downloads the apps and is presented with the option to log in through Facebook or Twitter. The ...
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Facebook authentication with an Authoritative Server for a Flash Game

I'm working on a multiplatform game in Flash. This game utilizes Photon Server for authoritative physics and user statistics tracking. I'm looking to leverage Facebook authentication as an alternative ...
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Does facebook store multiple password hashes for each user? [closed]

I noticed that Facebook allows multiple variants of my own password : My password as it is. My password with first letter capitalized. My password with all letters capitalized. It is commonly ...
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Is it possible to share oAuth Session?

We are working on a project that includes a web server and a mobile application, we need to access the user's private data (facebook, twitter ...) from the web server by requesting from the user to ...
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How can I find all connections in a mesh network/graph?

Suppose I have a mesh of relationships, such as Friends who trust some friends and not others A IPv6 router that needs to locate peers across the Internet A PGP Web Of Trust that needs two people ...
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web spider for facebook

I just subscribed to a facebook page which post links to different open source projects or code archives. I'll like to save those links and descriptions to a local db. How can I do that? I heard ...
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Will the Facebook apps I build still be available if I deactivate my account? [closed]

I have no desire to have a personal Facebook account, I do have one but it has been deactivated for awhile. A client of mine would like me to port over a few web apps to Facebook that are hosted on ...
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Why does Facebook convert PHP code to C++?

I read that Facebook started out in PHP, and then to gain speed, they now compile PHP as C++ code. If that's the case why don't they: Just program in c++? Surely there must be SOME errors/bugs when ...
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Is it possible to build a single game to run in Facebook & Google+?

I was asked by my customer to build a Facebook game. The game would be something similar to Mafiawars.com where the game is hosted on a server and run through a frame on Facebook. The thing is after ...
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Facebook Java API

I'd like to write a program in java (not a servlet, not jsp, not a webapp) which allows me to do simple things, such as connecting to a FB account and retrieve the status or posts on the wall. I know ...
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How ad retargeting works? [closed]

Recently, I read that Facebook ads are moving towards retargeting and got interested deeper into subject. Essentially, retargeting is technique advertisers use that tracks purchase intent by putting ...
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How Facebook's Ad Bid System Works

When you are creating an ad on Facebook, you are provided with a "suggested bid" range (e.g., $0.90 - $2.15 USD). According to this page: The suggested bid range is there to help you pick a ...
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Facebook Payments & Credits vs. Real-World & Charities [closed]

I am having a difficult time understanding Facebook's internal "e-commerce microcosm" and what it allows Facebook App developers to do (and what it restricts them from doing). Two use cases: I'm an ...
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Facebook App EULA & Restrictions: What can't they do that my web app can?

I have written a nifty little web app (in Java/GWT/JS) and have been experimenting with the idea of making it available through Facebook as a Facebook App as well. After spending some time reading ...
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What could be the best way to generalize data from Facebook and Twitter?

I am not sure if this is the best subsite to ask this question, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't fit on the normal or facebook SO page... I've been asked to make a general API for connecting to several ...
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Queue in facebook games [looking for opponent and such]

I've seen many games on FB have queue which connects you to an opponent you should be playing against. So my question is: In which language can it be coded? Is it possible to do it in PHP/Javascript? ...
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What does facebook's new photo tagging patent mean for developers?

This is a re-post of Blueplastic's question from SO, which was closed. I think this is a excellent question and I would like to hear what people thinks. To expand this further, look at the patent ...
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what techniques can be used to implement Facebook's People You May Know feature? [closed]

I'm curious to learn from a technical perspective what techniques can be used to make recommendations for e.g. Facebook's "People You May Know" (what algorithm do they use, etc.)? One of the things ...
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How to improve my algorithm for analyzing twitters messages from users?

Hello I think I have a nice idea to implement for human kind goodness. I call it FixTheUnFixed. The idea goes like this, imagine you are driving or traveling all over the world and when you see some ...
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Conceptually speaking, how would I pull facebook wall posts from 100k users?

Not looking for any code snippets here, so here goes: Let's say 100,000 users on my web app have authorized my application to connect to facebook (with or without offline_access). I want to build a ...
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Login with Twitter or Facebook - How to link accounts

I've been developing a site and I've been trying to come up with a method to make sure all Social Network accounts of a certain user are linked together. I've had one snag from the start, and maybe ...
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How does Facebook calculate mutual friends?

How does Facebook calculate mutual friends? Does it cache all mutual friends for each user? Does it use MySQL to calculate mutual friends with a query?
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What's the best approach to Facebook integration?

I have a new site/app going live next week (or somewhere close). I know there will be a relatively small (15,000?) very dedicated group of people on Facebook who will be very likely to be interested ...
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Facebook and Twitter authentication from Mobile Applications

I might be missing something with the Facebook and Twitter logins APIs. Something that is blocking me from understanding how they would be used in mobile applications. Both APIs seem like they need ...
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Loops in real-life problems

I'm learning C as my first programming language. I'm confused on how do loops work in real-life. In programming every function has a reason. example - if/else statements are used if we have ...
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How does optimization make code “greener”?

It seems clear that whatever the language used, an optimized application consumes fewer resources than a poorly written application, and require fewer servers to manage a similar number of requests ...
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Which is the best book to learn Facebook App development and Facebook Graph API? [closed]

Which is the best book to learn Facebook App development and Facebook Graph API?
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Why big internet companies (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc) going open source way?

These very large internet companies using, developing, and promoting open source technologies like crazies. What is the rationale behind promoting and developing open source tools and technologies ...
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What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?

Myself and a friend are looking to launch a little forum site. I’m considering using the “Sign in with Facebook/Twitter” APIs, possibly exclusively (a la e.g. Lanyrd), for user login. I haven’t used ...
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What's the most effective way to invite a facebook “friend” to use an app?

I'm trying to decide between: using the clumsy facebook invite dialogs which are very cumbersome to use (not very configurable) but trigger notifications. Using the API to let users invite 2 or 3 ...
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Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP) [closed]

I'm looking to get into application development, such as Facebook or Android apps and games. I am doing this for fun and to learn. Once my skills are to par I would like to have some side income from ...