My favorite Developer sessions from Dreamforce
Here is a list of my top 10 Dreamforce 2011 developer sessions. Links all point to the Youtube recordings for your viewing pleasure.
You may have noticed that the recordings for all the Dreamforce sessions are now available on the Salesforce.com YouTube channel. I did a quick sweep of my favorite developer sessions, and listed my top 10 (in no particular order).
1. Platform State of Union
If you want to know what’s happening now and over the next year in Force.com & Heroku, look at the Platform State of the Union.
2. Blazing fast Visualforce Pages
One of my favorite Visualforce presentations ever. Not only is the content amazing, but it is a great example on how to give an effective presentation.
3. Writing effective triggers for Database.com (and Force.com)
Sometimes it is always the small things that make all the difference. This presentation contains so many nuggets of developer gold
4. Apex Design Patterns
I am a HUGE fan of design patterns. I technology changes so often, patterns are the holy grail of re-use.
5. Developing Mobile Apps for Force.com & Database.com
Want to understand the best way to build mobile apps in the Cloud? Check out this session.
6. Fireside Chat: Java in the Cloud
I love the fireside chat format. They allow a great, casual dialog.
7. Introduction to programming with Apex
Great overview for getting starting with Apex.
8. Mashing up the Cloud with Force.com toolkits
Pat gives you a quick peak into some of the updates to the Force.com for Facebook toolkit. Look for a new release of the toolkit soon which takes advantage of the native JSON support available in Winter ’12
9. The Next Step of Evolution in the Force.com REST API
Some great material and insight into the Force.com REST API by the Product Managers who make it happen.
10. Your API is so 2006
Delyn Simons from Mashery gave a great presentation about how APIs have fundamentally changed over the past few years. This was a great session.