Celebrate Equality at Dreamforce 2016

This year at Dreamforce 2016, we're celebrating #EqualityForAll with a series of sessions curated by the Salesforce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).These sessions bring us the worldview of our diverse community and provide a chance for all of us to learn more about each other.

Luminary Developer Sessions at Dreamforce 2016

I'm excited to announce the Dreamforce 2016 Luminary Developer sessions! These amazing thought leaders will inspire, teach, and show us the future.

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Eli Lilly Discovers Next Generation Technology Trailblazers

Recently I had the opportunity to meet university students on their placement year at Eli Lilly UK.  In their first five weeks at Eli Lilly, the students had already put two Salesforce apps into production.  True Trailblazers!  I sat in on a lunch and learn where they took other young developers at Eli Lilly through […]

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Art of Possible: Building Custom Maps in Wave

Analytics and analytical dashboards are no longer about overloading the user with loads of numbers and metrics in daunting tables and spreadsheets; today they need to tell a story, which makes effective visualization very important. Good analytics increase curiosity and help discover second-order insights and questions. Salesforce Wave enables users to interact with their data […]

Important Changes to Shield Platform Encryption in Summer ’16

If you're an ISV that's released an app using Shield Platform Encryption, there are some important changes coming in Summer '16. Some of these changes may result in failed package installations and runtime errors. Specifically, the following scenarios are possible: Your package installation will fail if the customer has encrypted one or more fields and is installing […]

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Making Your Salesforce Data Location-Aware

Help your sales and marketing teams find nearby prospects, assign territories and campaigns, and more! All this is a cinch with Automatic Geocodes for Addresses, available in the Summer ‘16 release. Now you can automatically add geocode information to the pre-existing latitude and longitude fields on accounts, contacts, and leads. Why do geocodes matter in […]

Salesforce Mobile SDK 4.2 release

The Mobile SDK team is excited to announce the release of the Salesforce Mobile SDK 4.2. This release includes the latest update to SQLCipher, with full-text search support and native JSON storage, performance speedups, updates to newer versions of underlying libraries, and many other features and fixes. SmartStore library updates With the upgrade to SQLCipher 3.4, […]

Force.com REST APIs with Java Using a Library Based on Scala

Force.com data can be accessed through SOAP and REST endpoints. While REST endpoints can be accessed directly using command line, in real life you will be accessing these endpoints programmatically using a language. Since Java is one of the most common languages used for integration with Salesforce, we'll explore how to use Java to access data […]

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Six Tips to Great Unit Tests

Writing tests that get you to the magic 75% code coverage requirement is easy, but writing great tests that protect you from regressions is a real skill. In this blog post, I'll suggest six practical tips to help you write great Salesforce tests that don’t become a maintenance headache. Of course it doesn't matter how good […]

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Boost Productivity in Salesforce Console with Easy Tab Switching

The Salesforce Console is designed to boost productivity in fast-paced service and sales environments. The dashboard-like interface reduces clicking and scrolling so that you can quickly find, update, or create records, and the tabs make it easy for you to see records and their related items on one screen, and work on multiple items simultaneously. […]