Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Debug FB API in local computer

Facebook Javascript SDK is well-designed and ease-of-use based on well-documented developer web site. There are a couple of steps to use FB APIs, and debug the codes in local computer rather than server.

Step 1:
Setup the app on
Usually need fill out the following two major sections:
1) Website with Facebook Login
2) App on Facebook (Canvas URL, Secure Canvas URL)

Step 2:
Change local computer hosts file to map to production domain URL (the one entered in step 1)

Step 3:
Access local computer using production domain, which will be pointing to local code base, and it is easy to debug.

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