Tag Archives: apex

Building Beautiful Mobile Apps In Visualforce Using AngularJS And Ionic – Part II

This is a continuation of Part 1 of my previous blog that had 3 short videos about AngularJS, Ionic and also how to port it to Visualforce.
In this blog we will take a look at how to make our example Ionic app interact with Salesforce and then make it work inside Salesforce1 mobile app. Continue reading

Getting Started on Salesforce1 Platform with an “Hour of Code”


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! Continue reading

Announcing the Command-line Interface for Force.com


This week at Dreamforce we launched a new command-line interface tool for interacting with Force.com. With this tool you can quickly interact with the Force.com APIs, opening up interesting opportunities for the scripting and automation of tasks on Force.com. Continue reading

Apex Sessions at the #DevZone

If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge of Apex, the Force.com cloud-based programmatic language, Dreamforce is going to have a wealth of information for you. Since there are too many sessions to even list here, the Agenda Builder is obviously going to be your master record for building your DevZone calendar – but here are a few sessions throughout the week to look out for. Continue reading

Agenda Builder Live: #DevZone Sessions To Catch

Now that the official Agenda Builder is live and developers can start compiling their calendar for Dreamforce, we will be highlighting sessions over the next couple of weeks. To kick things off, we wanted to point out some sessions that might be filling up fast and developers might want to get in on the ground floor, so to speak. This is, of course, just a small sample of the content available for you in Agenda Builder for the DevZone. Continue reading

From the Wiki: Apex Design Patterns and Other Tips

We’ve had a few new articles hit the wiki recently which highlight very technical aspects of Apex. Apex is a very flexible language that can accomplish quite a bit with only a few lines of code – but that ability means that developers often don’t have a lot of experience that leads up to architecting large applications on the platform. Here are some words of wisdom which can help an Apex developer navigate some of the issues when creating more complex applications. Continue reading

Salesforce and Google Glass Integration Using the Mirror API

I’m pretty excited to be a part of the Google Glass Explorer program. Being in the Explorer program is like being one of the first users of the early Apple II: the tech is great and you can tell it’s just the tip of the wearable computing iceberg. I’ve created a simple integration between Salesforce and Google Glass that includes a reusable Google OAuth2 routine applicable to any of their services. Continue reading

New Article: The Road to Force.com Advanced Developer Certification


In many ways the Advanced Developer Certification process is a bit mysterious. In this article, I attempt to answer some of the questions you might have and shed some light on:

  • What is the structure?
  • What is expected of you in the assignment?
  • How are the assignments evaluated?
  • What is that essay all about anyway?
  • What can you do to best prepare yourself so that you have the greatest likelihood of success?
I’ve also gathered together a slew of links and resources into a single place to guide you on

Cross-Object Owner Fields: A Powerful New Formula Option

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Cross-Object Owner Formulas

There is a little new feature that is set to arrive in the Summer 13 release that garners only half a page of the release notes, but creates an extremely important opportunity for projects wanting to maximize their time and resources by leveraging clicks before code.

In the past, Owner was a troublesome relationship field. Most relationship fields support cross-object formula references to access related parent data, but until the Summer 13 release, this has not been the case with Owner. Almost every sObject has this field, and in many, Owner can only be a… Continue reading

Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Workshop is Coming to Washington DC


Our journey to ELEVATE the skills of developer and partner communities continues with our next stop, Salesforce Platform ELEVATE in Washington DC. Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, is a FREE, one-day, hands-on workshop designed to teach Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications. For Washington DC, we’re adding a third track to help enterpreneurs looking to build enterprise apps for the commercial and public sector markets. Continue reading