You don't need to include additional libraries in your project. There are no dependency conflicts. In addition, RestFB is highly portable and can be used in both Android projects and normal Java applications.
Although we provide a standard implementation for our core components, each component can be replaced with a custom implementation. This allows RestFB to be easily integrated into any kind of project. Even Android projects are supported.
TThe RestFB API is really minimal and you only need to use one method to get information from Facebook and one to publish new items to Facebook. We provide default implementations for all the core components, so you can drop the jar into your project and be ready to go.
Our Facebook types are simple POJOs with special annotations. This configuration is designed for ease of use and can be used to define custom types very easily.
It's easy to work directly with the RestFB source code. This is necessary if you need to use an unreleased version or
want to contribute to the code. It's very important to know that RestFB is using
code generator. All types use special annotations to generate the boilerplate code for the
getters. It's important to know that we made the design
decision to handle
Maps differently - the
Lombok annotations are not used for them
and we provide
List is immutable to prevent inner
from being altered by other objects. This idea can be found at Martin Fowler's blog.
You need to install Lombok in your IDE to compile RestFB. If you don't, you will see a lot of compilation errors and missing methods. More information about installing Lombok for different IDEs can be found here.
Contributing code is an essential part of open source and we try to make this as easy as possible. All you need
to do is fork RestFB on Github and send us a pull request. We have some requirements to merge the pull request into our
These conditions are defined to make everyone's lives easier and cause fewer conflicts when merging a pull request into the dev branch. If you put some work in a pull request and it meets our requirements, it's very likely we'll merge it the same day.
If you don't want to dive into the RestFB code you can open an issue. We are very grateful for every issue you open, no matter what kind it is. We fix bugs, explain Facebook and answer your questions about RestFB and Facebook.
restfb source code is placed on Github and the library itself evolves with the help of many great people. A lot of Github users contribute to restfb. We get many hints and questions, and of course many pull and feature requests. And we'd like to say thank you to everyone who has helped along the way!
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