Forum: Ruby on Rails which plugin useful for facebook API?

Announcement (2017-05-07): www.ruby-forum.com is now read-only since I unfortunately do not have the time to support and maintain the forum any more. Please see rubyonrails.org/community and ruby-lang.org/en/community for other Rails- und Ruby-related community platforms.
Tushar G. (Guest)
on 2009-03-18 08:48
Hi,
  I am integrating a facebook with my application. I am using plugin
"rfacebook"
for that. I read that there is also one more plugin is availabe which is
"facebooker". Which should I use? and why?

Thanks,
Tushar.
Conrad T. (Guest)
on 2009-03-18 09:17
(Received via mailing list)
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Tushar G. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

>
> Hi,
>  I am integrating a facebook with my application. I am using plugin
> "rfacebook"
> for that. I read that there is also one more plugin is availabe which is
> "facebooker". Which should I use? and why?
>
> Thanks,
> Tushar.


Hi, this was found by easily going to the facebook developer site:

http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Ruby_on_Rails

Good luck,

-Conrad
itsastickup (Guest)
on 2009-03-27 14:36
(Received via mailing list)
>
> Hi, this was found by easily going to the facebook developer site:
>
> http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Ruby_on_Rails
>

That doesn't appear to answer his question, which I am interested in
also.

Just to tell you off: when people post to newsgroups it is quite wrong
to presume they haven't had a lookaround. Of course it is true that
they may not have, but an up to date opinion is what one uses
discussion forums for so that is irrelevant anyway. Even FAQ's can't
provide that. It is even worse to post a link that doesn't then answer
the question, and to imply the OP is being lazy (which I reasonably
infer from your "easily").
Conrad T. (Guest)
on 2009-03-27 14:53
(Received via mailing list)
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 5:36 AM, itsastickup
<removed_email_address@domain.invalid>wrote:

> Just to tell you off: when people post to newsgroups it is quite wrong
> to presume they haven't had a lookaround. Of course it is true that
> they may not have, but an up to date opinion is what one uses
> discussion forums for so that is irrelevant anyway. Even FAQ's can't
> provide that. It is even worse to post a link that doesn't then answer
> the question, and to imply the OP is being lazy (which I reasonably
> infer from your "easily").


If you were to actually read the content of the website, then it would
be
very clear as to which plugin/gem to use.  Also, the site contains
additional
information about the use these APIs with examples.  Thus, I believe it
does
answer the initial poster's question.  Furthermore, I'm saying as a
developer it's
in your best interest to do some research and experimentation.  This is
what
a
developer does.

-Conrad
itsastickup (Guest)
on 2009-03-27 22:15
(Received via mailing list)
>
> If you were to actually read the content of the website, then it would be
> very clear as to which plugin/gem to use.  Also, the site contains
> additional

That may be the case for you but you presume upon the OP and other
readers.

Having read that link, and wasted my time, I can say that in my
opinion it
does not answer the OP's question in any meaningful sense. Which is
no
surprise when one reads this:

> information about the use these APIs with examples.  Thus, I believe it
> does
> answer the initial poster's question.  Furthermore, I'm saying as a

...this is like telling the OP to RTFM. But his question is typical of
that
which requires answers that are not to be found in manuals.

A person asks question of forums to get the benefit of wisdom and
experience
amoung other things. Manuals and guides have a different purpose.

Our OP likely would wish to know opinions and experience
of such things as

*Reliability
*Flexibility
*Ease of debugging
*Developer responsiveness
*documentation
&etc

...contrasting the two plugins against each other. He won't be getting
much
of that from your link.


> developer it's
> in your best interest to do some research and experimentation.  This is what
> a
> developer does.

Sorry, Dad, but the OP asked a specific question: your fatherly advice
is just space filling.

But it is worse than that. People come to forums to get answers they
are not getting elsewhere, especially experience. When another expert
sees that a question has a reply it reduces motivation to also reply.
The result of your posting it that the original poster may not get the
answers he might normally expect, and should expect.

Ironically while you appear to imply the OP was being lazy the content
of that link only proves that you are being lazy. Indeed your post
seems to be self-righteous, hypocritical presumption. Astounding,
really.

Such lazy replies are the blight of discussion forums and really such
posts are a form of pollution reducing the quality of the discussions.
And this isn't a one off :you do it elsewhere, to which I also
replied.
Philip H. (Guest)
on 2009-03-27 22:31
(Received via mailing list)
If it were me, I'd use facebooker.

What I've read is that rfacebook while nice hasn't been maintained for
quite awhile and is falling behind.

That said, hop on the facebooker google group and read the recent
posts about rails 2.3.2 compatibility so you know what version to grab
and what issues you might have.

There's also a possible passenger issue which I haven't run into, but
I bookmarked because someone said it was a really odd one so I wanted
to keep it in mind.
http://code.google.com/p/phusion-passenger/issues/...

Good luck!
This topic is locked and can not be replied to.