Preserving Mentions in Triggers

One of the most requested Chatter features in Summer ’15 is the ability to edit posts and comments. While it’s an awesome feature in its own right, I discovered a delightful side effect while testing its API: you can write just a few lines of Apex code to preserve @mentions in triggers. The Problem: Mentions […]

Salesforce Lightning inputLookup: the missing component

Or quick tips on how to implement your own inputLookup Salesforce ligthning component Salesforce Spring '15 release brought some brand new components ready to be used in your lightning apps. One of the missing components that could be useful for your apps is the input lookup component. The idea is to use a typeahead input field. We […]

Salesforce Integration SOAP API Sample WSDL Structures

Introduction This blog post is second in the Learning Salesforce Integration series, a continuation of An Introduction: Integrating with the Salesforce Platform. Talking more about SOAP API, we understand that it is one way that allows us to build inbound web services (WS) using minimum customization within Salesforce. That means the client application needs to import the […]

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Easy IoT: Associating an Electric Imp Device with a Salesforce User

Learn how to associate an Electric Imp device with a specific Salesforce user, and create custom object and Case records from the Electric Imp agent.

For Modern Architects: You Telecommute, Why Not your Data?

We all hate traffic.  We all hate commuting.  But what is most distressing is the sheer number of hours we spend traveling to and from an office, often with little or no productivity. As an avid telecommuter, it’s clear to me that there are definitely better ways to spend my time than having my blood […]


Running A Salesforce Aura App Locally And On Heroku

Aura framework is an open-source UI web framework from Salesforce. Lightning Components framework is built on top of Aura framework. In this blog you'll learn how to install an Aura framework based Tic-tac-toe app on Heroku.


Add the Salesforce Mobile SDK to existing iOS projects

One of the most common questions I get when working with iOS developers is How do I add the Salesforce Mobile SDK for iOS to my existing project? The good news is that it is much easier than you think. I just wrote a tutorial on how to do it.


Developer Success Story – Clara Perez

Caribbean Call Center to MVP A Forced Career Change Leads to Mastering Just a few short years ago, Clara Pérez was working in the only job she could find at the time – at a call center in her home country of the Dominican Republic. At the urging of a friend, she learned […]

BART Backtracker App and Salesforce PTOn! Part 2

In part 1, Nadeem Aboobaker talked about how the BART Backtracker mobile web app ( came to be. In part 2, he talks about how he created the app. It's Alive! After finally coming up with the idea for BART Backtracker, I figured the hardest part was behind me and all I had to do […]

Modern Architectures: Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Cloud. Mobile. Big Data. Data Science. Internet of Things (IoT). We know that these trends are harnessing ubiquitous technological power to connect to nearly everything  - bringing a world of opportunity for businesses to build apps that connect employees, partners, data, and even products, in ...