A Facebook Connect plugin for symfony

August 24, 2009Fabrice Bernhard1 min read

As promised during the last symfony live conference, I finally release my current work on a Facebook Connect Plugin for symfony. It is inspired by the good sfFacebookPlugin by Jonathan Todd, which has however been unmaintained for quite some time. Since Facebook's platform is evolving every week and my focus was not on the Facebook platform but on the Facebook Connect functionality, I decided to create this new plugin.

It is for the moment VERY beta. It is used in two projects, http://www.allomatch.com which is a symfony 1.0/propel project and another project on symfony 1.2/doctrine. It is therefore compatible with both Doctrine and Propel. However some issues remain concerning 1.0 and 1.2 versions regarding some options, the tasks for example.

For the installation, the README is a good start but FAR from complete. I invite you to browse through the code to understand the logic and comment on this post if you have any question regarding installation. This will force me to improve the README.

I intend to improve the documentation in the very near future, so if you are not in a hurry, please wait. However I have already received dozens of mails concerning the current status, so I release it for those who need to start a project using Facebook Connect right now.

Here is the link to the plugin:

http://www.symfony-project.org/plugins/sfFacebookConnectPlugin

And here the presentation made at the sflive conference:

http://www.symfony-live.com/pdf/sflive09fr/theodo-symfony-facebook.pdf

Fabrice Bernhard

Fabrice Bernhard

Web Developer at Theodo