Using Cookbook recipes to solve discussion board posts

The cookbook is a great source of answers for many of the common discussion board posts. Take a bite and find out.

Over the past week or so I have noticed a lot of the questions being asked in the discussion boards can often be answered with existing Cookbook Recipes. Being a sunny Friday here in California, I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight some of the recipes I have seen have been most useful in helping discussion posts:

1. Interacting with the Force.com REST API from PHP and Ruby

Pat has baked up some sweet recipes with just the right mix of ingredients for using the new REST API and authenticating via oAuth2. Definitely worth a bite:

http://developer.force.com/cookbook/recipe/interact-with-the-forcecom-rest-api-from-ruby

http://developer.force.com/cookbook/recipe/interact-with-the-forcecom-rest-api-from-php

2. Controlling Recursive Triggers

This is a common concern for many organizations with multiple triggers. I could write a best practice article on strategies for developing and managing multiple triggers within your org alone. Great recipe:

http://developer.force.com/cookbook/recipe/controlling-recursive-triggers

3. Using Relationship Queries

One of the strengths of SOQL is its ability to navigate relationships. For many however, becoming familiar with the syntax can take some time. The following recipe should help you feeling satisfied. I also included a link to a fantastic article on developerforce which, imo, is one of the best references for understanding SOQL and relationships:

http://developer.force.com/cookbook/recipe/using-relationship-queries

http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/A_Deeper_look_at_SOQL_and_Relationship_Queries_on_Force.com

There you have it. Three of the tastiest recipes which I use frequently to help folks on the discussion boards. Of course if you have more recipes to add, throw on that Chef’s hat and start baking.

 

 

 

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Using Cookbook recipes to solve discussion board posts