Fun with Facebook (8/10/2009 8:55 pm)
Filed under: Personal
I've had a Facebook account for a while now, and I finally decided that their RSS feed isn't nearly rich enough. Since I'm me, I decide to use their publically available API to write my own app that will access my Facebook account and provide a much richer RSS feed.
What's the end result? I've learned a very valuable lesson. If I ever want to write a wildly popular site that gives access to third party developers make the API as confusing as possible, then make sure to make the documentation as confusing as possible. Apparently developers all over the world will take this as a personal challenge to write useful applications in a hostile environment.