Monthly Archives: January 2017

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 […]

Say Hello to Base Lightning Components

Unless you’ve spent the last 18 months under a literal rock, you’ve no doubt heard about Lightning and how it can help you build apps faster. We’ve spoken with many developers in the Salesforce community over the past 18 months about their transition to Lightning, and have received great feedback that we are using to […]

Communicating between Lightning Components and Visualforce Pages

There are many places where you can use Visualforce pages in Lightning Experience. The Visualforce & Lightning Experience module in Trailhead covers these scenarios in detail. In some of these places, a Visualforce page can coexist with Lightning Components on the same page. For example, in App Builder, you can use the Visualforce Standard Component […]

Time to Clean up Those Unneeded Salesforce Customizations

Your company has been a Salesforce customer for a while now. How old is your Org now? Five years? Ten? Chances are there are a bunch of customizations and technical debt lingering around your org that you no longer need. Business processes and priorities are constantly changing and some of the customizations you built just […]