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Introducing FQL: the Facebook Query Language

February 22, 2007ByAri Steinberg

Last week we released a whole new version of Platform. On the surface it may look similar to the old version, but under the hood it is a totally new implementation. And, starting today you can enjoy the benefits of that new implementation by getting direct access to a more powerful, flexible way of accessing Facebook data - a query language we call FQL.


p> FQL enables you to reduce the number of method calls you need to make in order to get at the data you need, and allows you to specify more precisely what data you care about. This means less unnecessary data transfer back and forth between your app and the server.


p> More importantly, FQL was fun for us to build, and should be even more fun for you to play around with. Check out the overview and then give it a try!