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

Google Go or Node.js for web development? Which is better?

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This post has been sloshing around in my brain for a couple of months now and it’s finally time to let it spill out all over the floor. Last July I started digging into Google Go for my Topcoder Cribs with Docker blog post, and found it to be surprising straight forward, powerful and easy… Read More

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic
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The Future of Salesforce Development is… Javascript?

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When I started “developing” with Salesforce back in 2006, s-controls were essentially the only way to customize the application. You’d write a bunch of JavaScript code, upload it to the server and voila… customizations!! Then in 2008 Salesforce released Apex and Visualforce and the platform exploded! It was the Renaissance of SaaS development! Now the… Read More

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic
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84 Things You Should Know about the salesforce.com Spring 15 Release

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The Spring ’15 Release should be hitting boxes soon with 250+ new and improved features! With over 300 page of documentation there are plenty of goodies for everyone. Salesforce continues to give us what we ask for with 5 pages of features implemented from user submissions on the IdeaExchange. I’m happy to say that one… Read More

Jeff Douglas     @jeffdonthemic
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The Easy Way to Document Salesforce Like an Expert

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By Peter Martin As we work with different clients, part of our knowledge transfer is to show how we configured Salesforce. Salesforce is great at documenting itself, just look at any configuration view: Nevertheless, some clients prefer to have one central location to see all Salesforce configurations. Unfortunately, creating a workbook manually is an arduous… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

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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