Announcing Java Spring development kit for Force.com and Database.com

We’re happy to announce the availability of the Database.com SDK for Java and Spring from salesforce.com. This delivers VMforce, the open Java cloud initiative announced by salesforce.com and VMware last year. Java and Spring developers can now build applications for Force.com and Database.com and deploy to Heroku, Cloudfoundry.com or any other platform that supports Java. […]

Retrieving all records with errors from a Bulk API job

With the Summer ’10 release, we have added the ability to retrieve the original data that you send in a Bulk API batch. We keep this data around for 7 days just as we keep the job info, batch info and batch result files. Because you can now directly retrieve the original data, it has […]

More choice for enterprise Java developers with Spring on VMforce and Google App Engine

When we started thinking about how to bring Java to the Cloud, Spring became an obvious choice as the most flexible and lightweight enterprise Java framework on the market. From the beginning, the Spring framework has been laser focused on letting you write code that has absolutely no knowledge about the container while getting all […]

Answers to some VMforce questions

It's been a few weeks since the VMforce announcement and it's been great to follow the many comments and posts both before and after we announced what VMforce is about. Mike Leach posted this one with a couple of questions shortly after the event and it was followed up by this one by Joel Dietz […]

New API login endpoint

We will soon be updating the API login endpoint found in the enterprise and partner WSDL files. For the longest time, this endpoint was https://www.salesforce.com. Last year, we quietly launched a new endpoint: https://login.salesforce.com and in a future release this will become the official endpoint listed in the WSDL files. The old endpoint will continue […]

Set up Orgs 4 times faster with Force.com IDE and the Metadata API

The Force.com IDE works together with the metadata API to let you quickly manipulate and deploy an organization setup with custom Apex code, custom objects, VisualForce pages etc. Salesforce developers are already seeing tremendous produtivity gains from these tools and more features are on the way in the upcoming release.