Tag Archives: apex


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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? […]

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Cross-Object Owner Fields: A Powerful New Formula Option

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 […]


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.

Summer '13 Webinar

What’s Hot in Summer 13

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.


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.