Getting Iframes to Communicate in Salesforce

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By Rohit Sharma Simple as it may seem but to send data from Inline Visualforce page to service console's sidebar panel, it took us about three days to get this working. What we were trying to do is communicate between two iframes (which may or may not be on same domain.) Obviously, we wanted to… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Using Process Builder to Convert Contacts into Person Accounts

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by Taylor Pariseau When using Tasks with QuickCreate turned on, users only have the ability to create a new Contact from the Name lookup field. Sometimes Contacts should be PersonAccounts. The process I spell out below will help you use the newest Salesforce features to convert an orphaned Contact into a PersonAccount. Utilizing the Process… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Improving Batch Performance With Concurrent Batches In Salesforce

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By Pankaj Mehra We often need to process data in Salesforce using batches — sometimes at the time of migration, sometimes on a more regular basis. The most common problems we used to run into were that of performance and speed when it came to finishing the batches by a deadline. I faced a challenge… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Salesforce Admin Hack Series: Activities Object

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Activities may be the most commonly used object in Salesforce but had yet to be “hacked” up as a part of the Salesforce Admin Hack Series.  So after a year hiatus, Michael Farrington (@michaelforce) of RingLead and I bring back the Salesforce Admin Hack Series by hacking the Activities object.  This was an especially fun… Read More

Jarrod Kingston     @jarrodmichael

Top 11 Things Every Beginning Web Developer Should Know, Part 2

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In Part 1 we covered 6 things that beginning web developer should know, in this post we will cover 7 - 11 and a few runners-up. 7. Pick an IDE An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is simply a text editor that is designed for developers. They typically allow you to group your code together and… Read More

  

Top 11 things every beginning Web Developer Should Know, Part 1

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This one goes to eleven. This article is intended for those who are interested in becoming a developer. I am a generalist, which means I know a little bit about many different things. Being a generalist is helpful in my role at Topcoder, where I atomize my customers’ projects into individual contests, then piece those… Read More

  

Salesforce Lightning – The “Enterprise” JavaScript Component Framework

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I presented to the the San Diego Salesforce Developer Group a couple of weeks ago during Lightning Developer Week using a deck supplied by Salesforce. The slide on Lightning Components (below) really didn’t resonate with me and got me thinking. When viewed in comparison to other frameworks, Salesforce Lightning reminds me of that Sesame Street… Read More

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic
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Tutorial: Powering Salesforce Lightning Connect with MongoDB

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By Bryan Leboff One of the more powerful new features in Salesforce (GA Winter ‘15) is the ability to create external objects from external data sources using Lightning Connect. For the most part these external objects act in the same way as a custom object (though there are some limitations I will note at the… Read More

Appirio     @appirio
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Catching Salesforce Outbound Messages with NodeJS

Catching Salesforce Outbound Messages with NodeJS

When building applications that are integrated with Salesforce, one of the choices you have to make is how you get data out of Salesforce and into your app. You can use one of the many ETL tools on the market, you can poll for changed records, use the Force.com Streaming API, use Apex HTTP Callouts… Read More

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic
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Hey Salesforce Devs! Heroku Ain’t that Scary!

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I run the Heroku CoE at Appirio and therefore get pulled into a number of pre-sales calls that involve salesforce.com and Heroku. Typically once a week I’ll get the following reaction when talking to Salesforce developers about Heroku: They’ll say something like, We’re really good at Force.com development but that Heroku stuff is scary!

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic
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