LockerService and Lightning Container Component: Securely Using Third-Party Libraries in Lightning Components

Regardless of the language, framework, or platform you use, modern applications are built by assembling discrete and composable components. On the Salesforce platform, the application composition infrastructure is provided by the Lightning Component Framework. That’s how the Salesforce Apps (Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, etc) are built, and that’s also how you can extend and customize […]

Discover Lightning in a Developer Edition Near You

Heads up, Salesforce Developers – starting tomorrow February 14, we’re sharing some Valentine’s Day love by updating the default user interface from Classic to Lightning Experience for new Developer Editions, Admin Playgrounds, and Trailhead Playgrounds! Existing Salesforce Orgs will be unaffected by this update, and to see the difference, you can quickly toggle between Salesforce Classic […]

Upcoming Maintenance on Developer Edition Sign-up for Spring ‘17

Heads up, Salesforce Developers and #AwesomeAdmins – we will be performing maintenance on our sign-up infrastructure this weekend to bring the Spring ’17 Release to new Developer Editions and Admin Playgrounds. During this maintenance window, you will not be able to sign up for brand-new accounts, but you WILL be able to access your existing […]

An Org Chart Lightning Component for the Utility Bar in Spring ’17

The upcoming Spring ’17 release has many new and exciting features for developers, and you can get a detailed walkthrough in this post: A Storm of New Lightning Features in Spring ’17. One of my personal favorites is the new App Manager that makes it easy to customize the Utility Bar with Lightning Components. There […]

The Spring ’17 Release: A Storm of New Lightning Features

It’s that time of year again – winter is gripping a lot of the Northern Hemisphere, but Salesforce Developers are already looking forward to the fresh offerings of Spring ’17! We’re happy to share some exciting new features to help you build more quickly and efficiently than ever, as well as enhancements to what we’ve introduced […]

5 Steps to Transform Your Idea Into an AppExchange App

A new year may mean new diets, new gym memberships and new resolutions, but it can also mean bringing new ideas to life. 2017 is here and it’s time to make the most of it. If you’ve had an idea for an app, why not bring it to life?   Here’s how to transform your […]

Salesforce DX Pilot – Join by 2/10!

It’s been a joy seeing the excitement over Salesforce DX since we launched at Dreamforce to help you build apps together, and we’re excited to share some great news for those of you who’ve been feeling the same way!  Today, we’re announcing the next step in our Salesforce DX journey – the Salesforce DX Pilot […]

Keeping Picklist Integrations Safe by Using API Names

Up until now, any time an admin renamed a picklist value, integrations referencing the value had to be updated, such as through Data Import & Export, Apex, SOQL, etc. In the Spring ’17 release, we are changing this behavior to protect your picklist integrations. From now on, each picklist value is represented with a label […]

Integrating IBM Verse with Salesforce and Lightning Out

In this blog post, we will take a look at how you can import data to Salesforce from IBM Verse via Lightning Components and Lightning Out. The User Story Ed is a sales representative who uses IBM Verse as his primary email system. Ed can also email his customers from Salesforce and have the email […]

Salesforce1 Is Getting Faster in Spring ’17 – What You Need to Know

The Spring ’17 release is right around the corner. Spring ’17 is an exciting release for Salesforce1 because of a few changes we made behind the scenes that will dramatically increase performance for iOS users. Based on feedback from customers and Apple’s recommendation, Salesforce1 is transitioning to WKWebView to provide an improved experience for Salesforce1 […]