At MySpace we want to provide as many resources as possible to developers to help them build great, social applications. As an augment to the resources currently available (like the MySpace developer site) I’m happy to report that a new book, "Building OpenSocial Apps," is now available. The book covers everything from "building an app" basics to advanced OAuth signing and invoking the REST APIs from an external server. It even throws in a bit about OSML and the next generation platform for building apps on MySpace. It's published as part of the Addison-Wesely Professional series of books and is available from their website, Amazon, and at fine booksellers near you. Oh yeah, I’m also one of the authors, along with Chad Russell and Jessica Whyte ;)
Here’s what people are saying about the book:
...You can tell the authors have spent a lot of time building applications within the OpenSocial realm because they explain all of the major pain areas and the do's and don'ts of application development in this space... If I'd had a text like this, specifically the area of how to talk to the parent container, when I was building my first application on MySpace, I would have saved myself a week-long roundtrip ...
- Jon LeBlanc, Yahoo Developer Networkhttp://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2010/01/book_review_building_opensocial_apps.html
In case you missed the DevJam in San Francisco on Jan 14th, I'll be speaking at the Silicon Valley Web Builder
group meeting on Wednesday, January 27th. Come by, say hi, and learn a bit more about the latest developments on the MySpace platform.