Category Archives: Salesforce.com

An Architects Guide to the Salesforce1 Platform

Salesforce.com was initially created as a Sales Force Automation (SFA) / Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application in the cloud but has evolved over the years into a modern platform for all types of enterprise applications. Now the Salesforce name is a legacy artifact of that past. This is like the name Frigidaire which is still the name for a [...]

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Salesforce Gradle Plugin

As part of the Salesforce Wear Developer Pack for Android Wear I created a Gradle plugin that fetches and deploys Salesforce code (Apex). Gradle is the default build tool for Android but it can also be used with many other languages. For instance, here is an example build.gradle file for a project that fetches all [...]

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Create Webhooks on Salesforce.com

Webhooks are the modern, web-oriented way for servers to receive notifications from other servers. For instance, when an event happens on a server, like Salesforce.com, your own custom application can receive the event via a web request. Salesforce already has a built-in way to handle events called Triggers which run on Salesforce via Apex code. [...]

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Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for Salesforce.com

By default browsers limit access to cross-origin resources. For instance, if a JavaScript app is loaded from foo.com then it isn’t allowed to access content from bar.com because this would be a significant security hole. Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is the way to workaround this limitation in modern browsers. Salesforce.com has a great REST api [...]

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Integrating Clouds & Humans with Salesforce and Android Wear

Right out of the gate in my new job at Salesforce.com and I have been working on a pretty exciting new project to integrate clouds and humans using Salesforce.com and Android Wear. This week Salesforce launched six new open source developers packs for wearables. I created the Salesforce Wear Pack for Android Wear to help [...]

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New Adventures for a Technology Adventurer

Over the past year and a half I’ve had the great privilege of working with some really amazing people and projects at Typesafe. I’m a huge fan of the Typesafe Platform and I’ve really enjoyed being part of Activator, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Slick, and the Reactive Manifesto. But at heart I’m a Technology Adventurer [...]

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Denver Salesforce.com Developer Meetup TONIGHT!

Hey Denver Salesforce.com and Heroku developers! Tonight we are doing a developer meetup at Wynkoop. Come on down for free food, drinks, and networking from 6 – 8. RSVP and hopefully I’ll see you tonight!

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Webinar: Social Enterprise Java Apps on Heroku

Tomorrow, May 30th, I will be co-hosting a webinar about Social Enterprise Java Apps on Heroku. The webinar will be at both 2:00 p.m. GMT and 10:00 a.m. PDT. Register at: http://www.developerforce.com/events/webinars/2012-05-30/registration.php?d=70130000000sW7g Here is the description: In this webinar you will learn how to build Social Enterprise applications using Salesforce.com, Heroku, and Java. Through live [...]

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Dreamforce 2010 and Cloudstock

I’ll be speaking at Dreamforce again this year! I have two sessions that are going to be super fun! First is a panel called “Cloud Mobility: Taking Critical Business Functions With You, Whenever, Wherever” on Wednesday at 3:15 PM. Then on Thursday at 11am I’ll be co-presenting a session on “Building Rich User Interfaces with [...]

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