Eric Palakovich Carr - aka @bigsassy
on github at: http://github.com/bigsassy
Facebook Canvas Apps.
A Facebook namespace that points to your web service. Basically an iframe in Facebook.
Facebook has a signed request.
People go to Facebook
They go to your app. That hits your app on your server via a POST.
The POST has the necessary user credentials and supporting social data. eg.
You will want to mine this data. Otherwise why create a Canvas App?
Take the signed Request from Facebook. Use Middleware app to match to your database data.
This is an example where Mock is a good tool to mock up the Facebook API responses.
Also look at Django Gargoyle
Gargoyle is a platform built on top of Django which allows you to switch functionality of your application on and off based on conditions.
Great for testing on production with your in-house users.