Update on How to implement Facebook Connect on a PHP website

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my first tests with Facebook Connect. Since then, Facebook has made it a bit easier by introducing the Facebook Query Language, or FQL.

FQL allows you to use a SQL-style interface to more easily query the Facebook social data. As an example, you can use statements like

to get the name and picture of specific users.

Details about FQL can be found on the Facebook Developers website. To implement it in PHP, you use the following code:

You can test FQL queries with the Facebook API test tool.