Apex Template: Visualforce Controller

Last week, we took a look at a skeletal version of a class implementing the asynchronous aspects of Apex: batch, scheduled and email. While powerful, it’s a corner of Apex developers don’t always have a use case to tread down into. This week, let’s look at something a lot more common: Visualforce controllers – quite possibly the most common use of Apex on the planet.

Hello, World

Developer Force’s new Editor in Chief introduces himself to the community, discusses some of his current work involving PaaS and multi-tenant architectures, and shares his plans for future coverage on the DFC site. He also issues a call for articles that are that are timely, educational and practical.

Spring ‘13 Cloud Trivia Winners

Congratulations to our winners from the Spring ’13 Cloud Trivia. Check to see if you made the list.

Business App Bootcamp BOOMED

It was a packed house at the Business App Bootcamp yesterday. Hundreds of people joined us at the Terra Gallery to talk about how to turn their great idea into an app. Users and businesses are hungry for solutions that give them focus and are context aware out of the box. Developers who concentrate on expressing their domain expertise by creating great apps — and who skip over keeping-the-lights-on type development — will fare very well.

Salesforce Group Membership Sharing for Peak Performance

Salesforce Group Membership Sharing for Peak Performance

Did you know that the Salesforce group membership architecture can help improve the performance of your app? Salesforce engineered its group architecture to enhance the performance of several of its key internal sharing features. Read this blog post to learn why and when you should leverage the Salesforce group architecture as a performance tool, with links to additional information about Salesforce groups and sharing performance.

Where to Run Apex Tests

First of all, I’m happy to see you.  If you’re reading this, it means you have written Apex tests and want to run them, which makes me very happy.  I’ll explain why in a later blog post, but for now, just know that writing and running tests is good for you AND good for us.  […]

Spring ’13 Tweet Chat Q&A with Salesforce Product Managers

Join Salesforce Product Managers and Developer Evangelists on February 7th for a live Tweet Chat Q&A on the new and updated features coming in Spring ’13.

New features on the Force.com Discussion Boards

Thousands of developers rely on the Developer Force discussion boards for help with code, projects, and connecting to the community. Hundreds of new users sign up every day. We’ve heard a lot of feedback from you about things you like and areas where we can improve. We’re listening, and I’m excited to announce some new features we’re adding to the Developer Force discussion boards this week.

New in Spring ’13: the Tooling API

By now we’re well into the Spring ’13 pre-release cycle: the release preview webinar is on Wednesday, selected sandboxes and NA1 already have the new release, and the remaining instances will be updated over the next couple of weekends. Techie that I am, my favorite new feature is the Tooling API, generally available (GA) in Spring […]

Get Ready for Spring ‘13 Cloud Trivia!

Spring has almost sprung and what better way to get in the spirit than with the Spring ‘13 Cloud Trivia on Wednesday, January 30.