Salesforce Developers Releases All New Salesforce1 Library

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This week at Dreamforce 2013, the Developer Relations group launched an entire library of books, workbook tutorials, and cheat sheets, along with hands-on workshops and a new Salesforce1 Quick Start to get developers going with Salesforce1, Force.com, Heroku, ExactTarget and other platform technologies. Continue reading

Five Essentials for New Salesforce Platform Developers

One question I frequently see on the Developer Force community boards comes from developers new to Salesforce Platform and follows along the lines of, “what advice would you give to new developers starting out with Force.com?” For the new developer, it can be overwhelming. Here are my top 5 suggestions. Continue reading

Mobile Development with Connected Apps

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Connected Apps is a new feature in the Summer ’13 release that allows external applications to securely connect to Force.com over Identity and Data APIs. Connected Apps replace Remote Access Apps, offering finer granularity over permissions and data that can be accessed. Read more. Continue reading

Rounding Up Mobile Packs and Salesforce Platform Mobile Services

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Along with the announcements of Salesforce Platform Mobile Services and Mobile Packs, the Developer Force evangelist and marketing teams have created an incredible number of tools and resources to enable you to quickly build mobile apps using tools you already use in your everyday practice. Here’s what’s now available to you. Continue reading

PaaS for .Net Developers

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Last week I attended the Pluralsight Author Summit and it was there that I met Dan Appleman. Dan and I are like the two who went to different schools together–he’s written for many of the same publications I have, and he’s been writing about Windows programming and Visual Basic long before Active Server pages or the .Net framework hit the scene. You may know Dan from one of his many books or countless articles on programming with Microsoft technologies. So when it comes to .Net development Dan is an expert I trust.

The meeting was fortuitous because when I… 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

Hello, World

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I’ve been a code journalist for, well, more years than I care to admit. And in all that time, I’m amazed to see that the humble yet venerable, well-worn  “Hello, World” continues to grace programmers, architects, and even Agilists with its simple, unvarnished message. A brand spanking new app that says, “I can’t do much yet, but I passed the unit test and here I am.”

And so it goes with me. I’ve just taken the reins here at Developer Force as the new Editor in Chief, and I’m extremely pleased to be orchestrating content for one of… Continue reading