Tag Archives: Integration

Getting Started on Salesforce1 Platform with an “Hour of Code”


This week is Computer Science Education Week, and is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students interests in computer science. My question to you is, why does this need to stop at kids? Why can’t it also be people looking to change careers, grow their current skill set, or simply gain experience in a new technology? Short answer, it can! And just like happy shouldn’t be limited to an hour, computer science education can far extend just this week… Read this blog to find getting started material on various forms of development like point-and-click development, mobile, integration, and more! Continue reading

Announcing the Command-line Interface for Force.com


This week at Dreamforce we launched a new command-line interface tool for interacting with Force.com. With this tool you can quickly interact with the Force.com APIs, opening up interesting opportunities for the scripting and automation of tasks on Force.com. 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

Integrating Force.com Using XML in Apex Code

In a recent project we had to read XML data sent from an external system and update related records in Salesforce. In the process we discovered that there was very little information on reading XML inside an Apex class. In this post we discuss on how to read XML files in APEX and convert them into Sobject to insert the data into Salesforce. Continue reading

Salesforce and Google Glass Integration Using the Mirror API

I’m pretty excited to be a part of the Google Glass Explorer program. Being in the Explorer program is like being one of the first users of the early Apple II: the tech is great and you can tell it’s just the tip of the wearable computing iceberg. I’ve created a simple integration between Salesforce and Google Glass that includes a reusable Google OAuth2 routine applicable to any of their services. Continue reading

Mashing up Force.com APIs with ql.io (Part 2)

In this second of a three part series, we use ql.io to create a web service that, given an account name, mashes up the Force.com REST API with Google’s Geocoding API to return its billing address in the usual form and as latitude/longitude coordinates. 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

Mashing up Force.com APIs with ql.io (Part 1)

Last Friday, the Salesforce Platform Developer Evangelism Team ran a (mostly) internal hackday, bringing together evangelists, support staff, product management, R&D engineers and a couple of special community guests for a day of exploratory hacking. Here’s what sales support engineer Henry Liu and I came up with. Continue reading

PaaS for .Net Developers


Last week I attended the Pluralsight Author Summit and it was there that I met Dan Appleman. Dan and I are like the two who went to different schools together–he’s written for many of the same publications I have, and he’s been writing about Windows programming and Visual Basic long before Active Server pages or the .Net framework hit the scene. You may know Dan from one of his many books or countless articles on programming with Microsoft technologies. So when it comes to .Net development Dan is an expert I trust.

The meeting was fortuitous because when I… Continue reading

Controlling Physical Devices via Approval Processes in Force.com

My kids leave the lights on at home. All the time. It’s so bad, I decided to tackle the problem at its source, by introducing an approval step into the ‘switch light on’ process via Force.com. See how I hooked a Raspberry Pi and a desk lamp to Force.com to reduce my power bills… Continue reading