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Your Guide to the #df13 #devzone Social Experience

Whether you are a Dreamforce newbie, a seasoned veteran, or joining us virtually from the interwebs, you can tap into the developer social conversation at this year’s event via this helpful all-access guide. Continue reading

Real-time push notifications from Force.com to Heroku using WebSockets

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Third and final installment in a series that explores the design and code for Social Web-to-Lead, a Node.js application running on Heroku that allows Facebook users to save their contact information in Salesforce via a ‘Contact Me’ link. This post reviews how the application implemented real-time push notifications from Force.com to the Heroku application using WebSockets. Continue reading

Optimized Heroku-Force.com Integration Using Redis and Apex REST

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Second part of a series that explores the design and code for Social Web-to-Lead, a Node.js application running on Heroku that allows Facebook users to save their contact information in Salesforce via a ‘Contact Me’ link. This post reviews how the application uses a Redis database and a custom Apex REST service to implement a more efficient design that consumes fewer Force.com API calls. Continue reading

Creating a Force.com-Backed Facebook App on Heroku

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This post describes the design and architecture of Social Web-to-Lead, a Node.js Facebook application running on Heroku that allows Facebook users to enter their contact information via a ‘Contact Me’ link. That information is then captured as a Lead record in Salesforce. Continue reading

Summer ‘12 Cloud Trivia Winners

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Our community showed Summer ‘12 some love this week during an exciting round of Cloud Trivia on our Developer Force Facebook Page. It looks like you are ready for the new release! A huge thanks goes out to all of those who participated–developers from across the globe. What a great way to ring in Summer ‘12 with some healthy competition.

A round of applause for our winners! If you are on this list, email me [email protected] with your mailing address / T-Shirt size.

Abhinav Gupta
Nisse Knudsen
Jon Jessup
Aishley Gera
Binod Kumar
Clara

Cloud Trivia Summer Lovin’

Summer ‘12 is around the corner and we know you’ve been busy reading up on the latest and greatest for developers in the release. We hope you’ve done your homework since we’ll be hosting the Summer ‘12 edition of our popular Cloud Trivia on Wednesday.

The best way to catch up is to register for the Summer ‘12 Release Developer Preview webinar on Wednesday 5/16 at 7am & 10am PDT.

After the webinar, pop over to our Facebook Page where we’ll be posting the questions.  Fabulous prizes await you!

First to answer each question correctly will get… Continue reading

Facebook + Heroku + Force.com = Social Web-to-Lead

A Social Enterprise takes a different perspective on how to engage with your customers, partners and employees. But what about the developer? How can we leverage the Salesforce Platform to develop applications that are inherently social and engaging? Case in point. How can you take one of the most basic (yet powerful) functions of CRM – the Web-to-Lead function – and make it more social? There is of course a very robust Web-To-Lead feature in Salesforce, but I thought I’d think a little outside the box and develop a custom Web-To-Lead application that leverages the power of the biggest, baddest social… Continue reading

Mashing Up the Cloud with Force.com Toolkits

Dreamforce is a great forcing function for the Force.com Developer Evangelism team – an excuse to finish off a couple of side projects and make them fit for human consumption. For example, back in the spring, I did a proof of concept of a Force.com Toolkit for SimpleGeo, the geo-location web service – an Apex wrapper for the SimpleGeo REST API. Since native JSON parsing didn’t make it into the Summer ’11 release, and the Apex JSONObject in the Apex Library project, while functional, quickly hits the script statement limit when parsing more than a few kB of data, I… Continue reading

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

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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

Chatter REST API Webinar June 28th

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Come join Logan Henriquez and I for the Chatter REST API developer webinar on June 28th. Aside from lots of code and cool demos, we are going to cover a few different use cases on where the Chatter REST API really changes how the social enterprise works Continue reading