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Safari Books Online Hosts Complimentary Webcast with Jesse Stay, Author of FBML Essentials

Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, creative and business professionals, announced today that it is hosting a complimentary webcast on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT with Jesse Stay, author of the new book FBML (Facebook Markup Language) Essentials.

“If you can develop a Website with HTML, you can write a Facebook application with the help of this webcast and book; FBML is Facebook’s own modified version of HTML,” said Paige Mazzoni, VP of marketing, Safari Books Online. “Author Jesse Stay opens the door to a willing Facebook audience of 16 million users with an easy-to-use toolkit and the perfect guide to get you started – FBML Essentials!”

During the webcast Jesse will cover:

  • Sample Facebook applications
  • Design rules for using images
  • Using CSS and JavaScript in Facebook applications
  • Authorization, logic, user/group, and profile-specific tags
  • Messaging, alerts and creating forms
  • How to test your FBML code
  • And much more

“Are you an experienced developer who wants to get started in the world of Facebook development? If you are, then this (webcast and) book are for you. Author Jesse Stay, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is intended to be your guide to perhaps the most important and basic components of the platform: FBML,” said John R. Vacca, Tech Write independent reviewer.

“Since its inception, Facebook has been a cultural phenomenon. Dozens, maybe even hundreds, of Facebook-like sites have sprung up in a very short time,” said Dr. Tami Brady, whole health therapist. “To say the least, social networking has changed the way that we use our computers and the way we spend our free time. I began reading the material but quickly decided to play around a bit. Very quickly, I began seeing how I could create my own applications using this information.”

To register for this complimentary event, please visit: http://www.safaribooksonline.com/events/fbml.html. The first 10 attendees to sign up and attend will receive a free autographed copy of FBML Essentials, and all webcast attendees will receive 45 days of complimentary access to the book on Safari Books Online. Subscribers can download and print content and can view the content online or in PDF format from a computer or mobile device like the iPhone/iPod touch.

About The Author

Jesse Stay runs his own Social Media consulting and development business, and has consulted for some of the top 100 applications on Facebook. Within just 2 months, he successfully sold his first Facebook application that he wrote in just a week. He is the author of I’m on Facebook – Now What???, a book targeted towards helping individuals and business owners better manage their lives through Facebook. You can follow him on his blog, http://222.jessestay.com.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com) is an on-demand digital library delivering expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, Web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Safari Books Online offers a range of business-to-business product mixes and pricing programs for every sized organization, as well as business-to-consumer options for individual users. Thousands of books, prepublication manuscripts, short documents, articles and instructional videos are available at Safari Books Online in one fully searchable database from publishers like Prentice Hall Professional, O'Reilly Media, Addison Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, lynda.com, IBM Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, FT Press, Wharton School Publishing, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.

About O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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