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Financial Times hacking with Chatter and Force.com

FT.com Hackathon Force.com team


The FT.com is a financial-industry focused news agency with a reputation for quality journalism.  This shines through in the way they support innovation in their development teams.  Peter Chittum and I were lucky enough to be invited along by the Financial Times Force.com team to see this in action.

The FT.com hackday included teams from several of the companies technology groups, all of whom came up with a wallboard of ideas. The Force.com team aka “The Benny Offs”, were tackling the challenge of a an app that would look for articles on the public FT.com search API… Continue reading

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

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

July 12 New Delhi Salesforce Platform Developer Meetup is On!

Welcome to the New Delhi Salesforce Platform Developer User Group!  With great interest from the developer community, Saurabh Pandey (@SaurabhTwittes), our Developer Force community leader has decided to lead the DUG.  To start it of in the right step, the inaugural of the New Delhi Salesforce Platform Developer User Group is planned in Noida on July 12. More than 100 developers have already signed up, but there is still room for you.

6:00 PM    Doors open, Networking, Food
6:30 PM    Kickoff
Saurabh Pandey, UG Leader 
6:45 PM     Intro to the Developer Force Community
Kavindra Patel, salesforce.com
7:00 PM    Ground… Continue reading

Social Enterprise Apps: Engagement & Discovery with the Chatter API Webinar Recordings


The recording and FAQ from the 4/28/2012 Chatter API webinar is now available. For me, the Chatter API lets me focus on two critical aspects of building Social Enterprise apps: engagement and discover. Continue reading

Cloudstock: Learn How to Go from Admin to Wizard

Last week I got the chance to drive up to Milwaukee, courtesy of the Wisconsin User Group and organized by Andy Ogenoff and Julia Napolitano. I was there to talk about using jQuery with Visualforce (which I will cover in an upcoming post), but before I was up – there was Brian Kwong talking about adopting developer skills to help out his daily role as a Salesforce administrator. When I asked Brian, known now internally at his company as a “Salesforce Wizard” (and has the hat to prove it), to give me a couple sentences on the impact of this… Continue reading

Chatter REST API Enhancements


The Chatter REST API is GA in Winter ’12. Here is a highlight of some of the recent changes and additions. Continue reading

New Chatter objects in Winter ’12

Winter ’12 introduces a few new objects into the Chatter data model, designed to make building your own Social Enterprise even easier. Continue reading

The age old debate of good design.


You may have read Amazon just released a HTML5-based cloud reader which allows you to read any of your Kindle books on any device through a browser. It is pretty cool stuff, especially coming from an author’s perspective (shameless plug to buy my books) — all of a sudden, my books have the potential to reach a much broader audience who do not need specialized, and often costly devices, to start reading eBooks.

That point is amazingly important to the eBook industry. Gone is the hesitation for a consumer who wants to try reading eBooks, but is hesitant to… Continue reading

Nike+. Tough Mudder. Force.com – The Summer of APIs is here.


The Summer of APIs is here. It’s time to soak up those creative rays and look at some creative examples of how APIs can create some truly game changing solutions. Continue reading