Tag Archives: REST API

New Windows Phone 8 Sample Application Available

Today we have released a new sample application that demonstrates how to manage authorization and resource requests in a Windows Phone 8 app. This sample demonstrates how to obtain an access token using the User-Agent flow, managing the callback in a Windows Phone 8 app, and using the access token to make a call to the Force.com REST APIs. Continue reading

Announcing the Salesforce Toolkits for .NET

Salesforce Toolkits for .Net

The Salesforce Toolkits for .NET provide native libraries for interacting with Salesforce APIs, including the REST API and Chatter API. These toolkits make it super simple to consume services from Salesforce within your .NET applications. The toolkit includes a set of native libraries for the Microsoft .NET Framework, NuGet packages for easy deployment and versioning and Sample applications to get you started. Learn more about the design principles, how they make use of Portable Class Libraries, and how you can take advantage of these toolkits in your development. Continue reading

Visualizing Salesforce Data… in Minecraft!?

Taking a break after Dreamforce 2013, it occurred to me that I could create a Minecraft mod to visualize business data in 3D. Discover how ‘Forcecraft’ represents Salesforce Accounts by buildings, and maps Opportunity Stage changes to in-game events. It’s a proof-of-concept for visualizing your Salesforce data. You can immediately see which Account has the most Opportunities, and dig deeper into the data in a very interactive way. It’s also a great demonstration of the richness of the Force.com APIs – you really can access every byte of your Salesforce data, and metadata, via the APIs and manipulate it in any app you choose. Continue reading

Mobile Development with Connected Apps


Connected Apps is a new feature in the Summer ’13 release that allows external applications to securely connect to Force.com over Identity and Data APIs. Connected Apps replace Remote Access Apps, offering finer granularity over permissions and data that can be accessed. Read more. 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

Dobedobedo: Ruby Gem for Ruby/Do.com Developers


Introducing Dobedobedo, an Idiomatic Ruby API wrapper for the Do.com REST API, enabling rapid integration of Do.com functionality and features into existing Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. Continue reading

Creating a Force.com-Backed Facebook App on Heroku

Synchronous/Real-time (Before)

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