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.
The RemoteTK Visualforce Custom Component (comprising RemoteTK.component and RemoteTKController.cls) provides an abstraction very similar to the Force.com REST API, implemented via @RemoteAction methods in the component's controller. RemoteTK offers similar functionality to forcetk.js, without consuming API calls.
Last week, Eugene Oksman and I presented a webinar on the new Salesforce Mobile SDK. The SDK lets you develop mobile applications for Force.com and Database.com and the webinar included a high-level overview of the current mobile landscape, our mobile strategy going forward, and how to use the Mobile SDK to develop web and hybrid mobile […]