Salesforce Developer Skills Lead to Dream Job

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When David Liu emailed Marc Benioff for a Dreamforce pass, he didn’t expect an answer. Now, he’s a Salesforce Architect at Google. Continue reading

Building Beautiful Mobile Apps In Visualforce Using AngularJS And Ionic – Part 3 (Remote Objects)

This is the 3rd installment of the “Building Beautiful Mobile Apps..” video blog series. In this we will explore how we can use the new Visualforce Remote Objects ((available as of Spring ’14) ) technique in our AngularJS and Ionic app to interact with Salesforce. We will also see how it compares with Remote Actions. Continue reading

Apex Code Algorithm Challenge on TopCoder

Today, I outsourced the challenge on TopCoder, and you can win some $$$ if you solve it! It includes the data model as an AppExchange package and all of the detailed requirements. So…who’s in? Continue reading

Salesforce1 Developer Week Kicks Off for 1.5 Million Developers Worldwide

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Now with more than 1.5 million developers, the Salesforce developer community has doubled in size over the last 18 months. To mark this huge achievement, we are announcing Salesforce1 Developer Week – a week of meetups around the world starting April 27th. Continue reading

Monitoring Apex Test Code Coverage

Learn how you can use the recently released Tooling API to maintain detailed knowledge on how our test code is evolving over time; which classes and triggers need more work; and how classes contribute to the overall test code coverage in your org. Continue reading

Building Beautiful Mobile Apps In Visualforce Using AngularJS And Ionic – Part II

This is a continuation of Part 1 of my previous blog that had 3 short videos about AngularJS, Ionic and also how to port it to Visualforce.
In this blog we will take a look at how to make our example Ionic app interact with Salesforce and then make it work inside Salesforce1 mobile app. Continue reading

Building Beautiful Mobile Apps In Visualforce Using AngularJS And Ionic (Part 1)

This is the first part of a multi-part “video” blog that shows how to build beautiful mobile apps. It has 3 short videos that 1: Introduces AngularJS and Ionic JavaScript Frameworks, 2: Goes over an example Ionic “Single page App” code to show how AngularJS and Ionic actually work and 3. And the 3rd video shows how to port that app to Visualforce. This blog also has pointers to several hand picked AngularJS and Ionic resources to get you going in no time. Continue reading

Adding Salesforce PIN Security To Native And Hybrid Mobile Apps

Security is perhaps the No.1 feature of Salesforce. Salesforce provides multiple layers of security at every level starting from servers to mobile SDKs. One such security feature is “PIN Security” feature. Enable it and it will force mobile (i.e. both Native or Hybrid SDK) users to set 4 to 8 digit passcode for their app. Once enabled, if the user switches to a different app and comes back after some specified time, the app will ask for the passcode! Sweet, isn’t it?

Even cooler part is that it’s built-in and with few simple configurations, your users are ready to use it. Let’s see how it works. Continue reading

Spring ’14 Force.com MVP Nominations Are Open!

It’s been raining for the past week in San Francisco and the biggest store display you see these days tends to be the one for allergy relief so it’s safe to conclude that Spring has Sprung here! And how better to celebrate then to kick off another round of nominations for the Force.com MVP program? Today I’m pleased to officially open the nomination period for the Spring ’14 class of Force.com MVPs. Continue reading