Tag Archives: apex

What’s Hot in Summer 13

Summer '13 Webinar

It’s always hot in the summertime, and Ryan and I tried to heat it up a notch by spreading the word on all the new things coming out in the Summer ’13 release. If you missed it but you want to see the full show, you can find the recording on youtube. We covered a lot out of the release notes in a little less than an hour, but I’ll give you the cliff’s notes version here. Continue reading

Detroit Developers, Your City is Next for Salesforce Platform ELEVATE


Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, is a FREE one-day hands-on developer workshop designed to teach beginner and advanced Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications. Now, ELEVATE is coming to Detroit. Continue reading

Force.com Fridays now with Apex!


Beginning in April 2013 we’re adding new time zone options to Force.com Fridays, along with an Intro to Apex session. Continue reading

Testing Apex Callouts using HttpCalloutMock

Learn how to test Apex HTTP callouts using the new HttpCalloutMock feature. Continue reading

Getting Started with Chatter in Apex

Developerforce Ninjas

One of the cool features we went over in the Spring ’13 Developer Preview webinar was Chatter in Apex. Connect in Apex, also known as the Connect API, exposes Chatter API resources as objects in Apex to build native custom Chatter integrations on Force.com. Chatter in Apex extends current functionality of accessing Chatter data using Apex, and exposes Chatter data in a simpler way. Check out this post to see how to get started building your own customizable feed. Continue reading

Apex Template: Visualforce Controller

Last week, we took a look at a skeletal version of a class implementing the asynchronous aspects of Apex: batch, scheduled and email. While powerful, it’s a corner of Apex developers don’t always have a use case to tread down into. This week, let’s look at something a lot more common: Visualforce controllers – quite possibly the most common use of Apex on the planet. Continue reading

Apex Template: Asynchronous Apex

While I often focus on specific code to solve specific problems, I thought I’d start a series of blog posts which focus more on how to start specific kinds of classes you might use with Apex. We’ll kick things off by looking at one class that implements the interfaces which allow Apex to operate asynchronously. Continue reading

Editing Streaming Topics with Visualforce (and controlling Visualforce state)

I created a quick Visualforce page to help manage the Streaming API I had been testing out in my dev org. Having spent a lot of time lately tinkering with jQuery and JavaScript Remoting based interfaces, I also wanted to use this as an excuse to go back to developing with a normal viewstate-based form, especially since I knew it would probably easier to bind the PushTopic object against the apex form tags than to roll my own solution for it. Continue reading

Responsive Visualforce using Streaming API and Asynchronous Apex

This blog post describes how developers can combine Batch Apex and the Streaming API to implement an asynchronous UI design pattern that makes Visualforce pages more responsive and user friendly. Continue reading

Using Apex to retrieve RSS Feeds

I was rather glad to see a question come up on the the Salesforce StackExchange about how to load data from RSS into custom objects, as it was one of the few times that I could offer a complete solution without setting aside a couple hours to test out some new code (not that I mind doing that, any good excuse to write some Apex for a few hours…). As it happens, I was already doing this internally to help our team of crack evangelists track blog posts. Continue reading