2012 was an epic year for Salesforce Developers. When I look back at all that we have done, I see incredible growth in our community and incredible innovation in the applications being developed—thanks to you.
Here are our top highlights from 2012:
- 800,000 developers and climbing: the Salesforce Platform Developer Community is growing at an unprecedented rate.
- Cool new Salesforce technologies: Identity, Salesforce Touch Platform, Force.com Canvas, and Java on Heroku for the Enterprise were released.
- Content is king: Great books such as The Salesforce Touch Platform Mobile Development Guide and Dan Appleman’s new book Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce.com hit the shelves.
- Community is making noise: Salesforce Stack Exchange launched and is already at 1,000 users. Developer User Groups have grown to 60 groups across the globe and climbing.
- New leaders have emerged: Andy Boettcher, Junji Imaoka, Keir Bowden, Sanuki Ikou, Simon Goodyear are the most recent MVPs to join ranks of the Force.com MVP Program.
- We are staying connected, more often and in more ways: Webinars, CodeTalks, Google+ Hangouts, Facebook, Twitter, Discussion Boards, and the list goes on.
- Developer Events of Epic Proportions: 10,000 Developers at Dreamforce ‘12 with close to 300 sessions, Developer Zones at Cloudforce in New York, Tokyo, and London, and Developer Weeks in Brazil and India.
Look forward to even more excitement and innovation in 2013! We’d love to hear about your top highlights from 2012. Share them in the comments below or via Twitter or Facebook.