Creating facebook applications

After using facebook for so many days, I wanted to try what it takes to write a facebook application.After googling for some time, I found a variety of ways I could actually start creating one.

One Simple and easy one I found is Zembly. Zembly is offered as PaaS( Platform as a Service) to create social applications using various platforms like Facebook ,Orkut etc.Again as a proud employee of Sun Microsystems I want to boast that Zembly is a really cool product from my company.

Now I started creating a sample application following the documentation and wiki pages from Zembly and found that it was very simple to setup and create your application using wizard driven environment at Zembly.The most useful part of documentation to me is series of Videos that are hosted at the site.If you can't wait to read all the documentation I recommend watching the video and following them , you are almost done with creating your application.

One best thing about Zembly is you don't need any seperate IDE to create your application.All you need is a browser with Java plugin enabled in the browser for the built-in editor to help you with auto code-completion and syntax checking.

Although it is simple to create and setup your facebook application, since zembly is template based you may need to do a bit of work to customise the application according to your needs and one good thing is you have a very good reference for the functions you need to use to do various operations on facebook and other social platforms in Zembly.You can even test drive your application from the site and see how it works and then make the application public once you are done with it.I feel writing more about would be a duplication effort.So if are like me and want to get a feel of creating your own social application go ahead and start using Zembly.

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