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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

June 6, 2012ByNoorin Ladhani

Since last Wednesday's update, we spotlighted NBC's The Voice, published Early Success Stories: Shopping, Fashion and Open Graph, and published a Games Round-Up.

Breaking Changes Effective Today

Today the following changes are in effect. For more information, check out the Developer Roadmap.

Removal of FBML
FBML apps will no longer work on Platform. The "FBML Removal" migration now appears and is enabled for all apps. It will be possible to disable the migration, thereby re-enabling FBML, until July 5, 2012 when the migration and all FBML endpoints will be removed completely.

XMPP Connections must be done over TLS
Apps connecting to Facebook's XMPP service should now use STARTTLS for all connections. We have started rejecting unencrypted connections.

September 2012 Breaking Changes (90-day notice)

The following changes can all be enabled/disabled using September 2012 Breaking Changesmigration (will be available starting June 13th) until September 5th when they will go into effect permanently for everyone:

Removing Live Stream plugin
The Live Stream plugin will be removed on September 5, 2012. We recommend using the Comments Box plugin instead. Please migrate your app as soon as possible. On September 5th, if your app is still using the Live Stream plugin, we will render the Comments Box plugin in its place. While it offers similar functionality, there are a few functional differences. Please see the Live Stream plugin documentation for more info.

Renaming 'likes' property of Comments and 'votes' property of QuestionOptions
We will be renaming the likes property of the Comment object to like_count and the votes property of the QuestionOption to vote_count.

Minor change to admin.getAppProperties call
When making an admin.getAppProperties call, we will now return an empty iOS Bundle ID as [] instead of [""].

Returning actual size in photo_src table
We will start returning the actual size, height, and width of photos in the photo_src FQL table instead of the dimensions of the bounding box.

Bugs activity between Tuesday, May 29 and Tuesday, June 5

  • 178 bugs were reported
  • 42 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 9 bugs were by design
  • 54 bugs were fixed
  • 193 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs fixed between Tuesday, May 29 and Tuesday, June 5

Activity on between Tuesday, May 29 and Tuesday, June 5

  • 450 questions asked
  • 381 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 161 answered, 42% answered rate
  • 265 replied, 70% reply rate