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Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

iOS Apps

Want To Find Happiness? Do This One Thing In The Shower Every Morning

I have a pleasant morning shower ritual that wakes me up emotionally and helps me to feel better about my life. This ritual doesn't involve a special type of shampoo or happiness soundtrack. It's a trick that I do in my mind to feel more grateful.<p>What is this magic trick of mine? It's simple. As …

8 Life-Changing Lessons on How to Be Happy

What makes us happy? Thirteen happiness experts, including psychologists, researchers, monks, and the inimitable Malcolm Gladwell, try to shed light …

7 Habits Of People Who Are Happy At Work

From avoiding negative people to looking for ways to help others, these are the things people who are happy at work have figured out.<p>When it comes to the research results on happiness in the American workforce, the statistics are not flattering.<p>A recent survey by the staffing firm Manpower Group …

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Top 10 ETL Tools for Salesforce Data Migration

Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tools integrate data from multiple and often disparate applications, such as assimilating data from payroll, purchase …

Are You Utilizing the Power of Video Marketing?

When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the F8 Developer Conference a while ago, he reaffirmed where Facebook’s focus is. He explained that the …

Marketing

Unleashing the Customer Voice With Service Cloud

Gone are the days companies can afford to think of customer service as a drain on resources and bottleneck to increasing sales. Now the most …

Top 5 Salesforce Chrome Extensions

With more than 2,000 apps on the Salesforce AppExchange, there’s one for every possible need inside Salesforce. Similar to how the apps in the …

Salesforce

Developer Library - developer.force.com

<i>Learn to Build Cloud Apps on Salesforce'</i><p>Learn how to build cloud apps with Trailhead, the fun way to learn Salesforce. You can also explore …

Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

Salesforce.com announced an update today to Desk.com, their customer service product aimed at small businesses. They have created a Desk.com app store called the App Hub that includes a bunch of partner apps chosen specifically for SMBs to give them a one-stop shop for the cloud applications they …

Salesforce University Garners Top Industry Award for Education Innovation

From the very beginning, Salesforce University has focused on customer success through innovative training courses and certifications. Over the past …

Build eCommerce Apps on the Salesforce1 Platform Using Heroku Connect

Dylan Steele, Product MKTG, Salesforce | Jay Hurst, App Cloud Product MKTG | Sam Mittal, Solution Engineer, Salesforce<p>Join product experts for quick …

Apps

Integration Architecture for the Salesforce Platform - Salesforce Developers Blog

<i>Editors Note: This post is part of a “Guest” series entitled Enterprise Architecture with Force.com. Our guest blogger, Greg Cook, is a managing</i> …

Master Visualforce: Top Must Watch Videos!

Learn how to quickly build cloud apps with beautiful UIs with these hand selected webinars and videos.<p>Visualforce is Force.com’s component-based …

Moving To The Cloud? How To Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Cloud computing is now an accepted mainstream IT model, with benefits that are clear and tangible. The federal government even has a “<b>​</b>cloud first” mandate, pushing for government agencies to move their software services to the cloud wherever and whenever they can.<p>What’s less clear to some is the …

Salesforce Spring 15 Platform Highlights

With Christmas a distant memory (well almost) it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event on the calendar, and no not New Year, I mean the …

2015: The Year of the Customer Journey

We are entering the year of the customer journey.<p>Marketing has always been about customers, but 2015 marks a turning point. For the first time, …

Customer Experience

Getting Started with Process Builder – Part 4 (Auto update Chatter email settings)

In <b>Salesforce Chatter</b> is a great way to boost collaboration in your organization. The user can Post Status, Links, Files, and comments on others post. …

iOS Programming

How to Document Your Salesforce Instance

Recently, I started thinking about how well I am caring for my Company’s Salesforce instance and what areas need improvement. There was one thing …

Apex Best Practices: The 15 Apex Commandments

Follow these 15 Apex Commandments for developing applications with Apex code and Visualforce.<p>— <i>Coauthored with Kevin Poorman</i><p>Have you ever encountered …

Mobile Authentication Startup Toopher Acquired By Salesforce

Cloud computing giant Salesforce has acquired Toopher, an Austin, Texas-based security software startup. The news was announced on Toopher’s site and confirmed to TechCrunch by Salesforce. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.<p>According to Toopher’s post, the company has stopped selling its products …

Introducing Agile Accelerator

In 2006, Salesforce made the switch from a waterfall approach to development, to agile in order to improve productivity within a growing global …

Project Management

10 Stats about Wearables in the Workplace

<i>By Heike Young</i><p>Fact: the wearables market is tech’s fastest-growing sector.<p>Wearables are set to track not only our heart rates and manage our incoming …

Creating Lightning Components: Single Page Applications

Don Robins explains what Lightning Components are all about, highlights what makes the framework different from other frameworks that can be used to …

Getting Started with Process Builder – Part 23 (Welcome Email to New Users)

<b>Process Builder</b> in Salesforce is a fantastic way to automate various business processes<b>.</b> It allows you to create a process, and based on certain …

Web Design

How Google Maps API Added Value To A Salesforce Installation

Information is far more accessible when presented visually, according to a recent blog post by Scott Hemmeter, CEO and founder of Arrowpointe, which …