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Slide Deck from Dreamforce 14 Session

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On Tuesday I had the honor of speaking at a Dreamforce 14 session titled, “Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce”. A few people at the session asked whether my slide deck would be made available and I promised them I would post it on my blog, so that is the main purpose for this post. If you are interested in the slides from my session, you can find them […]

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Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Jason Hammerle

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This is the first in a new series of posts that will spotlight one Developer who has successfully transitioned to Salesforce. The people in these posts were interviewed in order to share their transition experiences with other developers. This information was used as part of a Dreamforce 2014 session titled, “Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce”. Jason Hammerle Salesforce Architect for Cameleon Software, a PROS company Jason, who recently […]

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Nothing but .NET Series on DeveloperForce

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Yesterday marked the beginning of a new series of posts I am doing for the DeveloperForce Blog on .NET integration with Force.com. The first post, which you can find here goes over the differences between using a service reference versus a web reference when connecting to the Force.com SOAP API using .NET. I actually discovered a surprise result when doing the research for this post, so if you work with.NET […]

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Heads Up: Custom Home Page Components Using iFrames may stop working in Summer 15

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In preparation for my upcoming Visualforce course on Lynda, I discovered something that I think may have a big impact on some people out there that are using iFrames to embed a Visualforce page in the Sidebar. I have seen this technique used by several people over the years to display data in the sidebar and up until just recently the only way to accomplish this was to create a […]

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Speaking at Dreamforce 2014

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I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting a session at the 2014 Dreamforce Developer Track entitled, “Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce“. The main goal for this session is to offer practical ways that experienced developers that are just new to Salesforce can transition their skills to the platform. I would love to hear from any of you that may be facing this unique challenge – […]

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Summer 14 Release Training Notes

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For any of you certified developers needing to take the Summer 14 Release Exam to maintain your credentials, the following notes, which were taken after watching the Release training videos, should help you to prepare. Salesforce Chatter Changes Communities Enhancements The new Community Engagement Console gives community managers one place to monitor and manage the community reputation. Administrators can select which of the 5 available dashboards (seen in the image […]

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Top 5 Tips for Improving Visualforce Pages

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#1 – Reduce or eliminate view state   View State is not your friend when it comes to page performance, so if you do not need it (as in your page does need to persist data between page requests), then do not use it at all. This is especially true for pages that will run on the Salesforce1 mobile platform!!! How do you not use it all? Do not include the […]

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Considerations when using Javascript in Visualforce

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As part of my research for the new Lynda.com course I am doing on Visualforce, I have been going through posts on the Salesforce forums. I ran across this one in which the poster was asking what was the best way to select multiple checkboxes on a Visualforce page when a “Check All” checkbox was selected. The best answer that was chosen was a recommendation by someone to use the […]

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