Dreamforce ’13 DevZone recap in pictures

If you know anything about me, it’s that I love taking pictures. I can usually be found with a camera in one hand, and a pack on my back ready for adventure. Last week’s adventure was Dreamforce ’13, and boy was it huge! I took about 300 photos throughout the week. Here are a collection of my favorite that sum up #devzone this year.

Crazy lighting

It’s amazing how much lighting can effect the mood and vibe of a space. The DevZone was packed with mood lighting, and incredible LED light array that could be changed with your… Continue reading

Notifications in Salesforce1

One of my favorite features within Salesforce1 is the universal notification framework that lets you send notifications to individuals and groups using Apex. But, like many things in the Salesforce1 platform, there are some great ways to achieve the same functionality with just a few clicks, or in this case, an @mention. Now with Salesforce1 any time that you @mention somebody in the Chatter feed they will receive both a push notification and indicator within their Salesforce1 app.

All you need to do to start using these notification is navigate from Setup, click Mobile Administration > Notifications

Salesforce1 – Build Next Gen Apps Now!

This morning we launched the Salesforce1 Customer Platform, a new breed of platform designed to build apps for the Internet of Customers. It’s a new era where every app and every device, a business creates establishes and grows an intimate relation with the customer using it. For the developer, Salesforce1 is a set of incredibly powerful platform services, APIs, and an app container to eliminate the pain of building mobile apps for business. Continue reading

Win One of Four PlayStation 4′s at the #df13 Developer Keynote

The Developer Keynote at this year’s Dreamforce is only a week away. We’ve got a LOT of news and surprises for you, including the chance to win one of five Nexus 5 phones. Make sure you register now to reserve your seat. Space is filling up fast!! Continue reading

The Insider’s Guide to the Dreamforce ‘13 Developer Keynote

Ask any developer who has been to Dreamforce before and they will tell you the Developer Keynote is not to be missed. Last year the session was so popular the Moscone Center Fire Wardens had us close the doors to avoid over crowding. This year is going to be even bigger, badder, and more awesome! So how does a developer get the most out of this years developer keynote? Here’s a few pragmatic pieces of advice. Continue reading

Passing Objects to Future Annotated Methods

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The future annotation is a great feature in the Salesforce Platform. However, it only supports primitives for argument methods. Using the JSON serialize|deserialize methods, you can easily pass sObjects and custom objects. Here’s how. Continue reading

Enterprise Mobile Patterns Reference App & Tutorial Now Available

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Check out the Enterprise Mobile Patterns guide for five key design patterns for building mobile apps on the Salesforce Platform. Continue reading

Build Connected Mobile Apps in JavaScript with New Salesforce Platform Mobile Services

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Too often mobile business apps are created in silos – disconnected from customer data. The new Salesforce Platform Mobile Services solves this problem with the Mobile SDK 2.0, and new open source Developer Mobile packs for leading JavaScript frameworks like Backbone.js, and jQuery Mobile that developers know and love, and make it easy to connect to backend mobile services on the Salesforce Platform. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

Force.com Canvas Webinar – October 31st

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It seems like just the other day that we launched Force.com Canvas, the amazing new technology to allow any app, in any language to run within the Salesforce UI. Since this time, we have launched a pilot program and enabled every new Developer Edition org to take advantage of Canvas. Next week, on October 31st, we are hosting an introduction webinar to make it even easier to get started. Continue reading

Dreamforce 2012 Top 10 Developer Moments

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Dreamforce 2012 was unbelievable! I’ve finally caught up on my sleep, and wanted to take some time to reflect on my top 10 moments of this years event. Continue reading