Strategies for Building Customer Facing Salesforce Apps

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There comes a time in almost every Salesforce org's life when you want to get some data from your org on to the web for customers to interact with. Let's say that you run a non-profit and you want to allow "customers" to sign up for volunteer sites and times nationwide to donate their time… Read More

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic

De-Mystifying Apple’s iOS Provisioning

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by Brandon Jones When developing for the iOS Platform, the provisioning system is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for new developers. The provisioning system is great because it provides users the security of knowing that the applications installed have verified certificates. But developers are often challenged by the different methods to get their apps… Read More

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Sending Emails without a targetObject ID in Apex

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By Shailendra Shingh The Salesforce1 platform has some robust functionality around emailing. Email templates are especially helpful in making sure emails look the way they need to look. Yet, when you implement Salesforce for enough clients, you will run into use cases for email functionality the platform can’t handle out of-the-box. For example, a company… Read More

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Writing a Documentation-First API

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By Neil Hastings While building our new micro-service based architecture for our Topcoder platform, we’ve learned how important it is to specify interfaces clearly and concisely. A key part of the architecture is for each of the micro-services to expose RESTful APIs. And developing APIs goes well beyond just "coding". The scope of all that… Read More

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Moving Data from Amazon S3 to Salesforce Wave

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Many of us use Amazon S3 every day, and we don’t even know it. If you have ever looked at a picture on Pinterest, watched a movie on Netflix, or backed up a file on Dropbox, you’ve used Amazon S3. Amazon S3 is cloud storage for the Internet. Amazon designed S3 to make web-scale computing… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

Importing MongoDB Data into Analytics Cloud Using Talend

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The Analytics Cloud is only as good as the data you put in it. BI implementations often require months to prepare the data before doing any of the analytics. The faster organizations can get their datasets in front of real users, the better. Because of this, we wanted to make it as simple as possible… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

Display the Approval History on a Approval Notification

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Contributed by : Asset Library Team Approval Processes are a very powerful Salesforce feature. Although we cannot dynamically create an approval processes, we can certainly do things like querying approval history, finding next set of approvers, and so on. In this post, we will query the Approval Process object and show the approval process history… Read More

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Borrowing an SFDC session for Chrome Extension

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By Bryan Leboff (@leboff) Recently I was finding myself doing a lot testing in a Salesforce sandbox as a bunch of different users, with different profiles.  Logging in and out as different users and clicking through the setup menu was becoming a real time suck so I set out to find a better solution.  As… Read More

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Integration Friday Episode 6: An Overview of Odata

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By Mohankumar Panneerselvam OData is a web protocol for querying and updating data. REST is an architecture style, whereas OData is a specific implementation of REST designed to generate and consume data, which supports two formats: AtomPub and JSON. The OData standard is well suited for web service applications that require an interface for exposing… Read More

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Generic XML Document Parsing in Salesforce

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By Pankaj Mehra Salesforce frequently needs to be integrated with external systems. XML is usually employed to carry the payload between the systems. This article shows we can recursively parse a multi level XML document on the basis of levels defined in custom settings. The advantage in using custom settings is that it’s easier to… Read More

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