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The streaming wars

Over the past decade Australia has become an unlikely hotspot of digital disobedience. Frustrated by the high cost and slow delivery of first-release …

Privacy

Netflix Finishes Its Cloud Transition

After a seven-year migration to the cloud, Netflix revealed on Thursday that as of January, it had moved the rest of its video streaming business to …

Televisions

Salesforce's Product Strategy Day 2016: Key announcements

Salesforce announced a slew of new products and revealed a new pricing structure for its Sales and Service cloud suites for 2016. Here is what …

Salesforce

Why you shouldn’t bother creating a mobile app.

Lessons learned spending one year creating and improving our mobile app.<p>Enters the app graveyard: Birdly mobile.<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy not so …

Salesforce Connect Opens App Dev To Non-Coders

Salesforce Connect lets non-programmers build their own front-end apps in the Salesforce user interface that can read and write to third-party …

Business Technology

This Luke Skywalker Theory Destroys Everything You Thought You Knew About 'Star Wars'

One evening, while geeking out with my daughters I decided to share a theory I had with them about <i>Star Wars</i> -- specifically <i>Return of the Jedi</i>: Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark Side at the end of the trilogy.<p>I shared this story with them because I think my theory is reinforced by trailer for the …

Luke Skywalker

Create your own Lightning Progress Bar

<b>Have you ever wanted a progress bar in your lightning app?</b><br>Following the successful Lightning series, I’m going to show you how I’ve made a simple …

Web Development

The Easy Way To Build Apps That Look Like The New Salesforce

We recently announced the new Salesforce Lightning Experience. It’s a completely re-imagined user experience designed to maximize sales rep …

Lightning Design System - Edit Parent and Child Records

Introduction<p>Salesforce introduced the Lightning Design System as part of the new Lightning Experience UX at the end of August 2015. The Salesforce …

Custom Metadata, Custom UI’s, Packaging and Change Sets

This is the final part of my two part blog series on Summer 15’s new Custom Metadata feature. The first blog focused on defining the Custom Metadata …

JavaScript

Microsoft, Salesforce Held Serious Talks, but Split Over Price

Mystery solved.<p>We now know who it was who contemplated the massive acquisition of cloud software company Salesforce.com in the last few weeks, and the answer likely won’t surprise you: Microsoft.<p>CNBC’s David Faber, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported a few minutes ago that Microsoft …

Marc Benioff

10 Best Text Editors For Mac (2018)

The need for text editors is almost inevitable for any level of computer user, mainly because the functionality that the serve is pretty universal. …

New Updates to Developing Selective Force.com Queries through the Query Resource Feedback Parameter

A little while ago we wrote an article titled “Developing Selective Force.com Queries through the Query Resource Feedback Parameter Beta” that …

Customers

10 Reasons Web Developers Should Learn AngularJS

There is no doubt that AngularJS – the self-proclaimed “superheroic JavaScript framework” – is gaining traction. I’ll refer to it frequently as just …

Creating a Salesforce Lightning Map Component - Salesforce Developers Blog

Learn how to create a Map component using Lightning Components. Step-by-step instructions and source code provided. This component also shows how to …

Web Development

Oracle Linux 7.1 Preinstall Packages available for 11gR2 and 12cR1

Every so often I have a nose around the contents of the Oracle Linux public yum repositories and guess what I found in the OL7.1 base and OL7 latest …

Linux

Salesforce Lightning – The "Enterprise" JavaScript Component Framework

I presented to the the San Diego Salesforce Developer Group a couple of weeks ago during Lightning Developer Week using a deck supplied by …

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 …

A Deep Dive into Workflow Rule Field Updates

When it comes to Workflow Rules, the Field Update action is perhaps the most commonly utilized Workflow Action type. Phil walks you through Rule …

Asynchronous Processing in Force com

Introduction<p>Who Should Read This<p>This paper is for experienced technical architects who work with Salesforce deployments who want to have a better …

Salesforce Backup and Restore Essentials Part 1 - developer.force.com

Salesforce Backup and Restore Essentials Part 1: Backup Overview, API Options and Performance<p><i>by Sovan Bin, March 4, 2015. This series is a Merit</i> …

Quick Guide

I got an Email from a new administrator who is learning Salesforce. He asked about the difference between a workflow rule and an approval process. …

14. The End Of Time, Part Two

In true Doctor Who fashion, our list of most watched episodes is actually beginning with... well, an end! 1st January 2010 marked the climactic …

TV Series

Getting Started with Mobile Design Templates

Learn how to build great looking web and hybrid mobile apps using the new Mobile Design Templates. This article walks through the basics of using the …

First Look - Salesforce.com Aura UI Framework

Fun stuff coming out of Salesforce as we ramp up to Dreamforce! I had the opportunity to sit in on the "Intro to Aura" webinar a few hours ago and I …

Batch Worker, Getting more done with less work…

Batch Apex has been around on the platform for a while now, but I think its fair to say there is still a lot of mystery around it and with that a few …

Twitter Bootstrap and Visualforce in Minutes

Everyone says Twitter Bootstrap makes front-end web development faster and easier, but how can we prove that? Check out this blog to see a video of a …

Control Your Quadcopter Drone Fleet with Salesforce1 - Salesforce Developers Blog

Let's say -- hypothetically -- your VP of Drone Fleet Operations just asked you to help her handle drone management, route planning, payload …

Integrating Force.com Using XML in Apex Code

In a recent project we had to read XML data sent from an external system and update related records in Salesforce. In the process we discovered that …