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What’s Inside Your $1 Million Hackathon Technology Toolbox?

As you race towards the finish line of the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, we wanted to remind you of some of the powerful Salesforce Partner technologies you can leverage to extend your application in novel, exciting ways. Continue reading

Preparing for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon

As you prepare to build a mobile app for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon next week, it may help to step back and reflect on the capabilities of the Salesforce Platform and how tapping into these capabilities will better enable you to compete. In particular, it will help to understand why, and how, access to rich customer data can give your application an edge – in both the hackathon and beyond. Continue reading

Hacking on Heroku & Force.com with 500 developers

A hackathon is a very focused way to gain experience on our platforms in a short space of time.  At the recent Hacked event in London we had lots of 500 developers present asking all sorts of questions about the Heroku and Force.com platforms.  As the hackathon produced lots of custom customer facing apps, much of the development was done using the Heroku platform.  If these apps are developed commercially, then the data they create is a natural fit to be managed by a Force.com app.

There were lots of great ideas realised into apps in such a short… Continue reading

Build Mobile Web Apps with Backbone.js and the Salesforce Platform

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The new set of Mobile Packs for the Salesforce Platform provides sample apps for a range of frameworks. In this blog entry, I’ll explain some of the motivation for using a client-side JavaScript framework, focusing on the Mobile Pack for Backbone.js in particular. Continue reading

Build Mobile Web Apps with AngularJS and the Salesforce Platform

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Salesforce Platform Mobile services make it easier and faster for you to create mobile apps on the Salesforce platform. I had the distinct pleasure of helping with the Angular JS Mobile Pack, and today I’m going to walk you through how that sample app works. If you haven’t touched Javascript in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use this framework once you get the hang of it. And, it’s a great introduction to Twitter’s Bootstrap at the same time. Continue reading

Waza – Heroku’s developer conference in SF 2/28

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Heroku’s developer conference, Waza 2013, is less than a month away. If you are in San Francisco on Thursday, 2/28 – then this is where you will want to be.

Heroku’s Waza (技), the Japanese word for art and technique, is an immersive one-day developer experience focused on craft. The event features both technical & non-technical sessions in an environment designed for collaboration and inspiration (plus very cool added happenings in music, art, and technology.) 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

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