Developing with Google+
Practical Guide to the Google+ Platform
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2012
Pages: 104

Would you like to integrate Google+ with an existing website, or build your own social application on the platform? Developing with Google+ takes you on a tour of the Google+ APIs, with lots of concrete examples and hands-on projects. You’ll learn how to take advantage of Google+ social plug-ins, communicate programmatically with Google+ over REST APIs, and author real-time Hangout Apps.

Over the course of this book, you’ll follow the progress of a fictional company, Baking Disasters, as it incorporates all the features of the Google+ platform.

  • Make the most of social widgets such as the +1 button, Badge, and the Share button
  • Use performance tuning techniques to speed up social plugins on your site
  • Create your own plugins by accessing public data APIs with RESTful web services
  • Transform an blog into a social web application through server-side processing
  • Use OAuth to authenticate users and authorize your access to their private data
  • Extend Google+ Hangouts programmatically and create your own application
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Brief yet very insightful

By Ra-Yo

from Melbourne

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  • Helpful examples


  • Not comprehensive enough

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  • Intermediate
  • Novice

Comments about oreilly Developing with Google+:

Whilst not the most comprehensive book on using web app services; the author did a job of guiding me through the process of employing Google+ into my websites. Where this book really shines for me is the chapter on Hangouts. In a future edition of the book, I would really like to see how to incorporate Google+ photos into web sites. For anyone considering purchasing this title a working of Javascript is essential, as is knowledge of using PHP or a similar server side language. My only gripe with book is that the associated files could have been organised for a quick download.

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By otstrel

from Moscow, Russia

About Me Developer, Sys Admin

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Too basic for experienced reader, too complicated for novice, too short to be practical, too many screenshots which do not actually add any value. Just can't see what audience this book is targetted at. Waste of money.

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