Laying the foundations to a new project recently, some new web technologies were considered for use, notable among these was the recent announcement of Facebook’s HHVM engine and HACK language, which is now gaining support and stability. The project itself was going to be run on Heroku, a cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) which allows websites to scale dynamically as they grow. Aside from what the software was going to run on, the software itself was going to be … Continued
Facebook uses it’s Open Graph technology along with specific Open Graph meta tags to get information about pages with the iconic Like button on them. These are documented extensively on ‘Facebook Developers‘ and are introduced well by David Walsh on his blog.