Create a Lightning Component for Drag-and-Drop Profile Pictures

Upload a profile picture using drag-and-drop, and display it on the Record Home page.


Easier Developer Doc and Salesforce Searches on Chrome

Did you know you can configure site-specific search shortcuts in Chrome? Steven Anderson, one of our awesome developers on the Doc Tools and Productivity team, recently shared this tip with us. We think it's a cool way to search developer.salesforce.com without having to manage bookmarks or use Google. Here's how to set it up. In […]


Disabling TLS 1.0: Preparing Mobile SDK Apps for the Big Change

In early 2016, Salesforce will disable TLS 1.0 and will begin using TLS 1.1/1.2 exclusively. This change is slated to occur sometime in the February to April 2016 timeframe. Details for this change are publicly available in the following knowledge article: Salesforce disabling TLS 1.0 This change will affect existing users of applications built on […]

Configure Lighting Connect for SAP Access – Step by Step

Time for me to give back! After reading so many useful tips and blogs on all things Salesforce, I wanted to share with you a step-by-step approach to connecting your SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) system to Salesforce, without middleware! Assuming your company has SAP on the back end, the tried and true way to get data […]


Building Context-Aware Lightning Components

https://youtu.be/r1VKQvU8MLw Lightning Components and App Builder offer new and exciting capabilities for application composition on the platform. For example, you can now edit a page layout in App Builder and add Lightning Components to provide additional information or tools to the page (pilot feature in Winter 16). For these components to be useful, they need […]


Data Chunking Techniques for Massive Orgs

Learn how to use 2 awesome PK chunking techniques along with some JavaScript to effectively query large databases that would otherwise be impossible to query.


Meet the new Trailhead

Introducing the biggest Trailhead release ever. Trailhead now has a all new look, LinkedIn integration, localized trails and much more!


Lightning Map Component Revisited

In this article, I revisit the Map component I shared a few months ago, incorporating some lessons learned around component lifecycle, timing, and race conditions. Check out this video to see the new Map component in action in the Lightning Experience. The component shows all the locations for a specific account. https://youtu.be/p5wUdosy70o Basic Component Setup […]

Restrict Access to Lightning Applications with Step-Up Authentication

If your Lightning app contains sensitive data or information, you can very easily implement an extra layer of data security by requiring users to verify their identity before they access the app. Users with a standard session who try to access the app are prompted to verify their identity using two-factor authentication. When users authenticate […]

Avoiding Apex Speeding Tickets (Concurrent Request Limits via Synchronous Callouts)

Oh, that error.... Perhaps you’ve seen it before: “Unable to process request: Concurrent requests limit exceeded”. This is the Apex concurrency limiter giving you a "speeding ticket". Believe it or not, the Apex concurrency limit is your friend. It isolates several failure scenarios and contains them from propagation across the Salesforce App Cloud, which might otherwise […]