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Preserving Mentions in Triggers

One of the most requested Chatter features in Summer ’15 is the ability to edit posts and comments. While it’s an awesome feature in its own right, I discovered a delightful side effect while testing its API: you can write just a few lines of Apex code to preserve @mentions in triggers. The Problem: Mentions […]

BART Backtracker App and Salesforce PTOn! Part 2

In part 1, Nadeem Aboobaker talked about how the BART Backtracker mobile web app (www.bartbacktracker.com) came to be. In part 2, he talks about how he created the app. It’s Alive! After finally coming up with the idea for BART Backtracker, I figured the hardest part was behind me and all I had to do […]

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BART Backtracker App and Salesforce PTOn! Part 1

In part 1, Nadeem Aboobaker talks about how the BART Backtracker mobile web app (www.bartbacktracker.com) came to be. In the much-anticipated part 2, he talks about how he created the app. Introduction to PTOn! You may think that the best thing about working at Salesforce is the perks – endless snacks, concerts, onsite fitness center, […]

Salesforce Backup and Restore Essentials Part 2: Restore Strategies and Processes – by Sovan Bin

Sovan Bin from odaseva.com shares his insights into restore processes and strategies in his second article in a series on backup and restore.

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Does Imposter Syndrome exist for software engineering roles?

Examining imposter syndrome from a tester/quality engineer perspective.

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Know Thy Salesforce Field Indexes for Fast Reports, List Views, and SOQL

Creating selective, optimizable filter conditions that target indexed fields is key when you want to run fast Salesforce reports, list views, and SOQL queries. But how do you know which fields in your database have indexes? Read this short blog post to learn the easiest way to identify both standard and custom fields that have the indexes.

Introducing Mobile SDK Trail for Trailhead

Trailhead has been a great tool for Salesforce Administrators and Developers to grow their skill set. Adding to this journey, I am excited to announce the release of a brand new trail for Salesforce Mobile SDK. The Salesforce Mobile SDK trail includes 5 different modules and covers topics ranging from native iOS/Android development, to hybrid and […]

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5 Reasons to Become an Engineering Manager

Five reasons why you, as an engineer, might want to consider a position in management instead.

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How We Solved Our Acronym Overload in 5 Easy Steps

How we at Salesforce solved the issue of too many acronyms along with too many places where they got defined.

Introducing Lightning Connect Custom Adapters

Lightning Connect came out in Winter ’15 and introduced a new way to integrate Salesforce with external data. It allows you to create a new kind of object that provides a live view of data residing in external systems. Until now, you were limited to integrating with OData web services, forcing you to build or buy […]