Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Facebook To Open Source Facebook Platform
I saw this the other day posted on TechCrunch by Michael Arrington, great news for the most part in my opinion! The only thing that kind of perplexes me is that every time someone like facebook opens up their code base it requires you (the developer) to learn yet another set of platform languages (i.e. FMBL, FQL, FJS in facebook’s case). For those that have the patients to learn and build upon them the sky is the limit, but it would sure be nice if there were a more standard way of opening services like this up. It seems like we are heading down the same road as when the web concept first took off.