Tag Archives: api

Python and the Force.com REST API: Simple simple-salesforce example

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While losing code is a bummer, I always say that when life throws you lost code you hand life back new refactored code. Many moons ago I posted about an Insanely Simple Python Script that used the Salesforce REST API’s. It was later updated and eventually evolved into a longer script that I used for demonstrations. Unfortunately I recently lost the code to said longer script, but I still wanted a similar demo. And so I recently discovered simple-salesforce, a Python REST API client for Salesforce which uses more moderns libs like requests to get a similar job done. Continue reading

Building Enterprise Mobile Apps with Salesforce Mobile Services and Appery.io

Appery.io is a cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services, and we’ve created two plug-ins that make it super easy to connect to Salesforce Platform. Max shows you how. Continue reading

The Salesforce Platform is Coming to SenchaCon

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Sencha Touch is one of the leading UI JavaScript libraries for creating mobile web applications with a native look and feel. It provides a set of GUI-based components for mobile apps. In just a few weeks, Josh Birk and I will be presenting some sessions at SenchaCon, Sencha’s annual developer conference. Josh will be talking about Integrating Sencha Apps with the Salesforce Platform and I’ll be talking about Salesforce Platform Mobile Services with Sencha Touch. Sencha is the peanut butter to our jelly, and we will be demonstrating their UI-made-easy paired with our MBaaS-made-easy. Continue reading

Detroit Developers, Your City is Next for Salesforce Platform ELEVATE

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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

Using PHP for Canvas Applications

Canvas is a great and simple method of including your third party integrations within the Salesforce UI, and PHP is still one of the most commonly used web application languages on the planet – so how do you use these two great technologies together? Using Canvas with the language of your choice is very similar to integrating with our API’s – the first real obstacle is authenticating the user. After that you can access our API’s, and Canvas gives a speedy path to doing that with just JavaScript. Continue reading

Hacks, Talks and Demos at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas

With the start of the New Year, the Salesforce Developer Relations team is headed to Las Vegas on Jan 5-7, as a proud sponsor of the AT&T developer summit (Palms Casino Resort).

I am really glad to have our technical gurus, Sandeep Bhanot (@cloudysan) and Quinton Wall (@quintonwall) join me on Jan 5 and 6 for the AT&T weekend hackathon and on Jan 7 for the conference.

There is going to be some cool prizes, including some serious cash at the hackathon and would encourage you to participate. Who knows, you could be one of the top winners.

Immediatly after the… Continue reading

Oct 19: Free Code Consultation Sign-ups for Cloudforce NY

Since the Code Consultations at Dreamforce ’12 were jam packed, I have decided to make the Code Consultations part of the Developer Zone at Cloudforce NY on October 19. The consultation will provide you help architecting or coding your application, as well as get technical help with building applications in the cloud. Reserve you private 1-on-1 code consultation with a Force.com expert.

Spots are going fast, so reserve now!… Continue reading

NOT Calling the REST API from JavaScript in Visualforce Pages!

The RemoteTK Visualforce Custom Component (comprising RemoteTK.component and RemoteTKController.cls) provides an abstraction very similar to the Force.com REST API, implemented via @RemoteAction methods in the component’s controller. RemoteTK offers similar functionality to forcetk.js, without consuming API calls. Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go! Launching Nine India Sub-Continent Salesforce Platform Developer User Groups

With cloud computing being top of mind for developers in the Indian subcontinent , we are seeing large groups of developers jumping on board to learn about building next generation apps on the Salesforce Platform. The excitement is building up  news with local developer community leaders identifying themselves to lead Salesforce Platform Developer User Groups in Bangalore, New Delhi, Sri Lanka, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai.

Are you an individual developer who is interested in building apps on the Salesforce Platform, wants to dive deep into the Salesforce Platform or would like build your future career on… Continue reading

A Day of Coding in the Cloud at Cloudstock London – Do Not Miss Out!

The excitement for the CloudStock London Developer event is building. It is an amazing experience, you do not want to miss. Here’s a quick guide to what developers can expect on May 22. Continue reading