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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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HUGE Backlog for Registration of the Advanced Developer Programming Assignment

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Bad news for anyone pursuing the Advanced Developer Certification. There is such a huge backlog, that I was just informed that I will not be able to register for the June, 2014 programming assignment as I had been expecting. Because of the backlog, I will now not be able to register until September, 2014. That sucks and I wanted to share this with you all. According to Salesforce the following […]

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Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers

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I just watched a Pluralsight course that I think EVERY software developer should watch. It is for developers brand new to the field, those that have been developing for only a few years, and those that have been developing for many years. The course is general and non-technical, but is highly informative, extremely insightful, and remarkably hilarious. The course is titled, “Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers” by Dan […]

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Back up your Phone Right NOW!!!!

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Last Friday evening, I stopped at a local convenience store for just a few seconds. Twenty minutes later, I reached towards my phone cradle to make a call and realized my phone was gone. Stolen, you ask? It certainly appeared that way. I acted quickly. I returned home and immediately called my carrier to report the phone as stolen. They issued a block that would prevent anyone from using the […]

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