OAuth for Portal Users

Most apps that access the Force.com APIs do so on behalf of ‘full’ Salesforce users, gaining access to all of the Contacts, Accounts and other standard and custom objects that the user has access to, but it’s also possible for apps to call the APIs on behalf of Portal users, manipulating the Contacts, Cases etc that the Portal user can access. Until now, the only way for apps to authenticate Portal users has been to use the login() SOAP API call, setting orgId and portalId in the SOAP LoginScopeHeader. With the Spring ’13… Continue reading

Tweets of the Week

We love to hear from our community throughout the week. If you are on Twitter .. share your thoughts with us @forcedotcom. Here our some of our favorite tweets from our awesome community:

 

 
@bob_buzzard @forcedotcom thanks you so much – you helped me out countless times when learning the platform!

— Jeremy Powell (@Jezza83) February 22, 2013
Thank you @metadaddy for teaching a @forcedotcom workshop on Mobile Development @sjsu MIS class! P.S I enjoyed the pizza @eddyrperez

— Marynel(@xoxoMarynel) February 21, 2013
Design efficient SOQL queries for better database performance andresponse times. #forcewebinar @forcedotcom… Continue reading

Join Us for the First Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Hands-on Workshop in Los Angeles

You asked and we listened. Based on your feedback about past developer workshops, I am genuinely excited to announce Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, a FREE one-day hands-on developer workshop designed to teach beginner and advanced Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications.

Led by veteran Salesforce technical gurus, Sandeep Bhanot @cloudysan, Prithpal Bhogill @pbhogill, Josh Birk @joshbirk and Matthew Reiser @Matthew_Reiser , our workshop will include a beginner and an advanced hands-on track. As a new developer, we’ll get you up and building cloud apps quickly by introducing you to the basics of the platform with step-by-step hands-on tutorials. For those who have been developing… Continue reading

Tweets of the Week

We love to hear from our community throughout the week. Here our some of our favorite tweets from the world of @forcedotcom. Shout out to these characters in our awesome community:

 

 
Getting my learn on!#Salesforce #ForceWebinar #ForceFridays

— Jason Flippen (@JFlippityFlop) February 8, 2013
Want indexing on nulls and formula values? Apparently now possible: developer.salesforce.com/blogs/engineering/20… #salesforce

— Chris Peterson (@ca_peterson) February 14, 2013
Callback Pattern – one of the best practices in integration #codetalklive @forcedotcom

— Abhishek S (@abhisheksubbu) February 12, 2013… Continue reading

Using PHP for Canvas Applications

Canvas is a great and simple method of including your third party integrations within the Salesforce UI, and PHP is still one of the most commonly used web application languages on the planet – so how do you use these two great technologies together? Using Canvas with the language of your choice is very similar to integrating with our API’s – the first real obstacle is authenticating the user. After that you can access our API’s, and Canvas gives a speedy path to doing that with just JavaScript. Continue reading

Bringing Code and Community Together

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Michael shares his plans for moving Workbook Recipes and Code Share into a more community-oriented process, then shares a code sample for creating your own Visual Force components. He also explains how you can contribute to Developer Force. Continue reading

Tweets of the Week

We love to hear from our community throughout the week. Here our some of our favorite tweets from the world of @forcedotcom. Shout out to these characters in our awesome community: @hellerbr @evanshrugged @atorman @bob_buzzard Continue reading

Waza – Heroku’s developer conference in SF 2/28

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Heroku’s developer conference, Waza 2013, is less than a month away. If you are in San Francisco on Thursday, 2/28 – then this is where you will want to be.

Heroku’s Waza (技), the Japanese word for art and technique, is an immersive one-day developer experience focused on craft. The event features both technical & non-technical sessions in an environment designed for collaboration and inspiration (plus very cool added happenings in music, art, and technology.) Continue reading

Getting Started with Chatter in Apex

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One of the cool features we went over in the Spring ’13 Developer Preview webinar was Chatter in Apex. Connect in Apex, also known as the Connect API, exposes Chatter API resources as objects in Apex to build native custom Chatter integrations on Force.com. Chatter in Apex extends current functionality of accessing Chatter data using Apex, and exposes Chatter data in a simpler way. Check out this post to see how to get started building your own customizable feed. Continue reading

Hot on the Boards

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Highlights from the previous week’s posts on the Force.com Discussion Boards Continue reading