New this week: Facebook search auto-complete, FBJS 1.0

This week’s push had at least one Facebook engineer a little nervous, and while several developers experienced a brief period of Platform downtime yesterday, overall things appear to have gone smoothly.

One new feature that went live this week is a simple auto-complete widget for Facebook sidebar search. Currently, the feature only displays shortcuts to your friends. Selecting a friend takes you directly to their page, skipping the search results page.

Additionally, earlier this week, Facebook Javascript (FBJS) moved out of beta and into 1.0. FBJS only launched six weeks ago after developer clamor for better “rich” Facebook application capabilities than were available in Facebook’s original “Mock AJAX” spec. (FBJS functions very similarly to JavaScript; the Developers Wiki explains the differences.)