We ran set of live broadcast channels cycling with different webisode content all throughout Dreamforce. We had 7 developer webisodes sprinkled throughout the 4 days, and focused on what makes Dreamforce so great for developers: new products, innovation, community members, and platform. We had over 150,000 people from all over the world tune into the 7 developer webisodes live, and you can view the individual recordings here.
This year at Dreamforce we are launching a new hands-on workshop program that is specifically designed for app builders of any technical or non-technical background to be able to build an app and tinker on the Salesforce1 Platform in the DevZone. You'll go through a 2.5 hour class with an MVP or Developer User Group (DUG) leader who will teach a series of lessons with hands-on exercises peppered in between. Don't miss out, sign up in Agenda Builder today!
I'm super excited to share that Dave Carroll and I will be going to Tel Aviv, Israel in a little over a week to lead a Salesforce1 Platform Elevate workshop! If you aren't familiar with our Elevate workshops, they are a FREE one-day hands-on developer workshop to give devs an introduction to the platform and get instructor lead lessons interwoven with several hands-on exercises to drive home the key points.
VT Hacks is an annual hackathon held in Cassell Coliseum at Virginia Tech. There were around 600 hackers, mainly from colleges all over the East Coast, but some of the hackers we met were in high school and even middle school. We saw a wide range of apps from flying drones controlled by Occulus Rift movements to physical mazes that could be solved by gestures over a leap motion controller. We awarded two very talented groups with the Salesforce1 Platform prizes, and this blog gives all the details.
Everyone says Twitter Bootstrap makes front-end web development faster and easier, but how can we prove that? Check out this blog to see a video of a simple Visualforce page being converted into a responsive, mobile first web page in a little over 3 minute. It covers the foundation for setting up a bootstrap project natively on Force.com.
With the Spring’14 release the Salesforce Analytics API allows users to dynamically choose date and get historical data. Check out this sample on historical trending to learn how you can build historical reports and then create visualizations off of that report metadata.
Now that 2014 is officially here, its time to start preparing for the Spring '14 release. There are some great features coming out this time around, and Dave Carroll and I will be highlighting said features this coming Wednesday in the Spring '14 Developer Preview Webinar. We will only be airing one live session, but the recording will be made available very soon after for anyone who can't make it. We'll also be answering questions about the release both live and via twitter, so feel free to use the hashtag '#forcewebinar' or tweet @forcedotcom to ask anything around Spring '14.
This week is Computer Science Education Week, and is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students interests in computer science. My question to you is, why does this need to stop at kids? Why can't it also be people looking to change careers, grow their current skill set, or simply gain experience in a new technology? Short answer, it can! And just like happy shouldn't be limited to an hour, computer science education can far extend just this week... Read this blog to find getting started material on various forms of development like point-and-click development, mobile, integration, and more!
One of the new features in the Salesforce1 arsenal is your ability to create mobile cards. A mobile card is an area of the enhanced page layout where you can drag in Visualforce pages or expanded lookups for mobile viewing. This section of the layout can be viewed from the Salesforce1 app on the related information page of a record detail view. Think of it like how traditionally in page layout editor you could drag Visualforce pages into any section on the layout and see it embedded in the record detail page. Mobile cards are the same deal, but they only show up in mobile interfaces.