Using Values Tables in Winter ’17 Dashboard Designer

The Wave dashboard designer is a new tool that helps you build responsive dashboards quickly and easily – for any device. You can rapidly create dashboards with predefined layouts that follow best-practices or create customized layouts to optimize your dashboard for the needs of your business.  The designer tool provides features like drag-and-drop, snap-to-grid, and browser […]

French Touch Dreamin’ – The first community-led event in France

Salesforce community-led events are on the rise in Europe this year. From London’s Calling – the very first Salesforce community-led conference in Europe, to Surf Force, to the recently debuted French Touch Dreamin’. This trend in community-led events is clearly a reflection of the passionate community that continues to grow around the Salesforce platform. As it […]

Lightning Now European Tour

The Lightning Now European Tour is a series of free day-and-a-half events covering everything you need to know to plan a successful Lightning implementation. We’re bringing top Lightning experts who will share the roadmap, discuss strategies for successful migrations, and deliver hands-on technical workshops. No matter if you are a Salesforce developer, administrator or manager […]

Integrating Relational Data into Salesforce with Heroku External Objects & Heroku Postgres

Often customer-facing web and mobile apps utilize a relational database as the primary datastore.  For applications that rely on Salesforce for back-office uses, there can often be a need to bridge the two systems to provide a seamless experience.  For instance, an external application may contain customer-centric data like a purchase discount code which is […]

Q&A – Build Apps Faster with Lightning and Winter ’17

Thank you to everyone that attended our latest webinar, Build Apps Faster with Lightning and Winter ’17. We covered a lot of material, including: Accessing data more easily and efficiently with the new Lightning Data Service Building Lightning Components faster with new Lightning Base Components Developing more interactive experiences with new Lightning Quick Actions We […]

Your New Life With Lightning Actions: Smart, Fast, and Mobile

Create Test User Lightning action

This is the third and final blog in a series on migrating away from JavaScript buttons, and toward solutions that are mobile- and Lightning-friendly. In our previous two posts, we cited popular use cases for JavaScript buttons, and provided better alternative solutions. However, those solutions don’t address every imaginable use case, and for that we’ve made available […]

#DF16 Developer Forest Day 4

Every year Dreamforce seems to outdo itself, and Dreamforce ’16 was one for the ages – all ages. The Trailhead theme of parks and wilderness, coupled with Astro, Codey, and the other cute denizens of the Developer Forest, really brought out the youthful, eager explorer in all of us. It was a fun, jam-packed week, and we […]

#DF16 Developer Forest Day 3

Developer Keynote The highlight of the day was certainly the Developer Keynote. We’ll recap some of the main points here, but rather than make you feel like you totally missed out, you can watch the live recording here. Srini Tallapragada, our president of technology, shared how the cloud has ushered in a new era where adoption is the new […]

Salesforce DX = UX for Developers

I talked to Wade Wegner, VP of Product Management for Salesforce DX, to ask him a few questions about exciting new changes coming soon to the Salesforce developer experience. Wade, tell me a little about Salesforce DX Salesforce DX helps developers build together in teams. In many ways, it brings together the best of the […]

#DF16 Developer Forest Day 2

The second day of Dreamforce was awesome, and if you spent most of your time at the Campground or in Marc’s amazing keynote, you may have missed the forest for the trees. The Developer Forest, that is! So let’s do a quick recap on some highlights from the Forest, and some coming attractions you won’t want to […]