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A Beginner’s Guide to Salesforce1

After scouring the interwebs, I realized there was no single place where I could access relevant resources for all of the developer customization points in Salesforce1. As such, I wanted outline a few of the key points on the app to hopefully fast ramp anyone hoping to use the app container for mobile development.

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RevealJS meets Force.com

What if you could click a button and a slide-show or presentation automatically generated itself from your Force.com data. With RevealJS, a Javascript library for building pure HTML and CSS slides and presentations and the Visualforce running on the Force.com platform, you can. In this series of videos I walk through two uses of RevealJS on the Force.com platform. The first is a static presentation, just to show getting RevealJS working on Force.com. The second is dynamic, completely driven by the data in the Force.com environment.

Building Beautiful Mobile Apps In Visualforce Using AngularJS And Ionic – Part 3 (Remote Objects)

This is the 3rd installment of the "Building Beautiful Mobile Apps.." video blog series. In this we will explore how we can use the new Visualforce Remote Objects ((available as of Spring '14) ) technique in our AngularJS and Ionic app to interact with Salesforce. We will also see how it compares with Remote Actions.

Building Beautiful Mobile Apps In Visualforce Using AngularJS And Ionic – Part II

This is a continuation of Part 1 of my previous blog that had 3 short videos about AngularJS, Ionic and also how to port it to Visualforce. In this blog we will take a look at how to make our example Ionic app interact with Salesforce and then make it work inside Salesforce1 mobile app.

See Your Visualforce Pages on TV with Chromecast!

With a $35 Google Chromecast and the 'Visualforce on Chromecast' app, you can display any Visualforce Page on any HD TV or monitor - perfect for your conference booth, office, or den!

Styling for Salesforce1 Mobile with the OneStarter jQuery Plugin

As it turns out, there is an online resource to help developers style pages like Salesforce1: The Salesforce1 Style Guide. This shows several examples of how the HTML within the Salesforce1 mobile interface is built out, complete with CSS styles. This is great, but I had a couple of complications in trying to use it ... the first was there was no handy download to get all the CSS and supporting files, and the second that quite a bit of the CSS relies on using several different classes. That was when I started pulling things together and it occurred to me that jQuery could handle the CSS transformations for me.

IoT Roundup: Philips Hue, Staples Easy Button, XMLStreamReader & Real Time Data

I've been talking about Internet Of Things related topics (and more) over on ReidCarlberg.com, and I wanted to highlight a couple of the posts here.

Women in Tech: Caring for New York by Coding on Force.com

Jess Lopez did not plan to be a programmer, but fell in love with coding in college. She is now the Director of Web Engineering at New York Cares, helping more than 59,000 volunteers to serve 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers by coding on Force.com. She shares her story and advice here.

Getting Started with Chromecast on Visualforce

Given a Chromecast, and the recent release of the Google Cast SDK, I recently set to work experimenting with the device and Force.com. Read this summary of what I did, and why, and follow the link to get the full details.

Twitter Bootstrap and Visualforce in Minutes

Everyone says Twitter Bootstrap makes front-end web development faster and easier, but how can we prove that? Check out this blog to see a video of a simple Visualforce page being converted into a responsive, mobile first web page in a little over 3 minute. It covers the foundation for setting up a bootstrap project natively on Force.com.