Tag Archives: force.com

Five Essentials for New Salesforce Platform Developers

One question I frequently see on the Developer Force community boards comes from developers new to Salesforce Platform and follows along the lines of, “what advice would you give to new developers starting out with Force.com?” For the new developer, it can be overwhelming. Here are my top 5 suggestions. Continue reading

Salesforce Developer website en Français…

La Developer Zone du Customer Company Tour Paris est déjà un vrai succès ! Plus de 800 livres des concepts fondamentaux de la plateforme ont été distribués sans compter les multiples workbooks traitant de tous les sujets (sécurité, Intégration etc.)…

Pour ceux et celles qui n’ont pas eu la chance d’être sur place aujourd’hui afin de récupérer cet ouvrage de référence, ou qui souhaitent en apprendre plus sur la plateforme, je suis heureux d’annoncer la déclinaison Française du site developer.force.com à savoir : http://developer.force.com/fr.

Vous trouverez sur ce site tout ce qui a fait le succès… Continue reading

Salesforce Developer Garage Hosts First Nonprofit Hackathon


As part of Developer Garage, we recently held the Salesforce Nonprofit hackathon in San Francisco to support three non-profit organizations. 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

HTML5, AngularJS, Backbone Mobile Service Packs

Mobile Packs Accelerate Developement

With the announcement of Salesforce Platform Mobile Services comes a new set of developer tools called Mobile Packs. Mobile Packs built on popular Javascript libraries like AngularJS, Backbone,js and jQuery Mobile to make developing robust business apps for mobile devices using HTML5 while providing idiomatic access to the Salesforce Platform. 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

Hack, Learn, Network: Do All Three at the Salesforce Developer Garage!


Force.com Canvas is one of our newest technologies that allows any app in any language to run within the Salesforce UI. This, in turn, opens the door for many organizations that need a way to unlock their existing apps and make them as social. Now, we’re bringing the learning experience to you, inviting you to meet the experts, network with peers, and hack the next Canvas-built app.

Salesforce Developer Garage is a FREE developer event, that allows the developer community to come together to hack, hear experts on what’s new and cool with the Salesforce Platform, as… Continue reading

Join Us for the First Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Hands-on Workshop in Los Angeles

You asked and we listened. Based on your feedback about past developer workshops, I am genuinely excited to announce Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, a FREE one-day hands-on developer workshop designed to teach beginner and advanced Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications.

Led by veteran Salesforce technical gurus, Sandeep Bhanot @cloudysan, Prithpal Bhogill @pbhogill, Josh Birk @joshbirk and Matthew Reiser @Matthew_Reiser , our workshop will include a beginner and an advanced hands-on track. As a new developer, we’ll get you up and building cloud apps quickly by introducing you to the basics of the platform with step-by-step hands-on tutorials. For those who have been developing… 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

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