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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

May 16, 2012ByLeslie Lei

Since last Wednesday's update, we published a Developer Spotlight on Endomondo, announced the Action Spec Preview Tool, published Monitoring App Quality with Insights, and we published App Center Best Practices.

Updates on the Javascript SDK

In the upcoming weeks, we will be updating the Javascript SDK to limit the publicly exposed interface. This is part of an ongoing process to improve the reliability of the SDK. The first step will include removing access to all internal properties and to methods prefixed with _.

If you are applying patches to the FB object, these will no longer take effect, nor will directly manipulating properties such as FB._https. If you are currently relying on accessing internal properties, please refactor this so that you only rely on the publicly available (and officially supported) methods listed at

Note that all methods not listed as part of the public API might be subject to change or removal, and you should not use them directly.

Breaking Changes Effective on June 6, 2012

As announced on the Roadmap and Developer Blog, on June 6, 2012, the following changes will be in effect:

Removal of FBML
FBML apps will no longer work on Platform. All FBML endpoints will be removed. If your app is still utilizing FBML, please migrate before June 6 to avoid any issues.

XMPP Connections must be done over TLS
Apps connecting to Facebook's XMPP service will be required to use STARTTLS for all connections. We will start rejecting unencrypted connections.

Bugs activity between Tuesday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 15

  • 174 bugs were reported
  • 27 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 12 bugs were by design
  • 48 bugs were fixed
  • 49 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs fixed between Tuesday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 15

Activity on between Tuesday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 15

  • 477 questions asked
  • 405 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 146 answered, 36% answered rate
  • 244 replied, 60% reply rate