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Thoughts on the Facebook “Event”


By my use of sarcastic quotes in the title, I suppose you can surmise that my general opinion is that the Facebook “Something Awesome” event, wasn’t. Group text chat, a new design, and Skype integration? Seriously?
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Jul 6, 2011

An Alternative to the Facebook Registration Tool


With the of the Facebook registration tool, there’s no doubt that you, the intrepid Rails developer, will be looking into it as a possible means of new user signup, either by choice or by client request. My preference has always been to limit an app’s dependence on Facebook as much as possible. I guess it’s a holdover from my hardcore OSS zealot days, or something — though I never had a hacker beard, I can’t help feeling there’s something inherently evil about Facebook (apart from their love affair with PHP ;)). Anyway, I recently implemented something very much like this feature using Devise and OmniAuth, so I thought I’d share.
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Dec 21, 2010