Dreamforce 2016: Welcome Back to the IoT Cabin!

As Dreamforce quickly approaches, I wanted to take this time to give a synopsis of what we are bringing to the IoT Cabin this year. The IoT Cabin is the latest evolution of the area started by Reid Carlberg many years ago, given its Cabin-esque features by Pat Patterson last year and has now fallen to me to organize this year. The goal for the area was simple - build and expand on the experience Dreamforce attendees have increasingly grown to expect. The Internet of Things is a curiosity to some developers, a cutting edge industry to others, and a wealth of opportunities to more. This year we made a special effort to showcase a diversity of solutions to give developers a sense of what is possible.

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Introducing Apache Kafka on Heroku: Event-Driven Architecture for the Cloud Era

Integrating disparate data silos is one of the essential functions of an enterprise system.  Perhaps you have CRM data in Salesforce, and customer managed profile information in an external customer portal but the data needs to be synchronized.  In the past there were two primary methods for integrating data silos:  The first generation of enterprise […]

Microsoft at Dreamforce. Learn. New. Stuff.

As the partnership between Microsoft and Salesforce continues to grow, Microsoft is delighted to have a presence at Dreamforce '16. We have sessions to show how you can create Salesforce connected apps on Windows Platform, and how to reuse code from your old Win32 apps and deploy them to the Windows Store to reach a […]

Xively at Dreamforce: Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds

Dreamforce ’16 is right around the corner and Xively, by LogMeIn, is excited to be there once again with our customers and partners helping companies accelerate their own IoT Journeys.   At Xively we bridge the gap between the physical world of IoT Connected products and the digital world of Salesforce, so that companies can […]

Take the First Steps: Ways You Can Replace JavaScript Buttons

This is the second installment of a blog series dedicated to features in Salesforce that you can use to migrate JavaScript button functionality to Lightning Experience. In our previous post, we made a case for why it’s time for Salesforce customers to migrate to Lightning Experience, and to look to the great new features in […]

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Salesforce Backup and Restore Essentials Part 4: Minimize Transformation when Restoring Data

The key challenge in migrating/restoring data is that the act of moving data between environments often times transforms the data. These transformations happen through a variety of mechanisms, from system updates to automation and custom code. But what if you don't want your data to change? How do you minimize changes to your data? This […]

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The Developer’s Guide to Dreamforce

The Dreamforce developer experience keeps getting bigger and better every year. This year is no exception, and we’re taking the developer experience to a new level! Join your peers from around the world and get hands-on with leading-edge cloud technologies, tools and best practices for developing with Lightning, Apex Code, Salesforce APIs, and all the […]

Winter ’17 Highlights for Developers

There is a lot going on this time of year. Vacations are ending, school is starting, Dreamforce is nearing, and most important of all, Winter '17 is coming.  We are releasing a lot of great new features for Winter '17, and the release notes are understandably vast. So I thought I would take a moment and provide some […]

Released: The Salesforce Mobile SDK 4.3

We are excited to announce the release of Salesforce Mobile SDK 4.3 - available now! The Salesforce Mobile SDK empowers you to build custom mobile applications with amazing user experiences. You can build natively, or use your favorite JavaScript frameworks, and benefit from features such as secure data access, identity, offline storage, push notifications, and […]

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JavaScript Buttons, Lightning, and You: A Blog Series

We know you love JavaScript buttons and have been using them in Salesforce Classic for many years. As a matter of fact, we’ve heard that many customers are reluctant to migrate to Lightning Experience because of the missing JavaScript button functionality. But Lightning Experience offers so much more than our Salesforce Classic, and it is […]