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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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Spring 14 Release Training Notes

For any of you certified developers needing to take the Spring 14 Release Exam to maintain your credentials, the following notes should help you to prepare. What are Enhancements to Reports? When running a Summary report, users can now do the following: Sort the data in a grouping by any summarized field or custom summary formula. Freeze the headers at the top or left of a report, so they are […]

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Comparing the Force.com SOAP API to the New Salesforce Toolkit for .NET

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Last week I sat in on a webinar titled, “Build Customer Centric Applications Using the Salesforce Toolkit for .NET“, presented by Wade Wegner and Richard Seroter. As a .NET developer, I was excited to see a new way of connecting Salesforce via .NET. But, I was REALLY excited when I heard that the new toolkit was open-source and provided native libraries that utilized the async and await model in .NET. I […]

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Approved as a new Lynda.com Author

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I just got word that I have been approved to be a new Lynda.com author! They want me to design a series of courses on Salesforce development. They currently have none, so this is very exciting. One of the things I really like about Lynda.com is their commitment to high-quality productions. They are leaders in the area of online video training. The first course will likely be very introductory (such […]

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Great “Buy One Get One Free” Offer from Packt Publishing

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Packt Publishing has a GREAT promotion going on right now to celebrate the release of their 2000th title. For a limited time, you can get two Ebooks for the price of one.  You have an enormous library to choose from that covers everything about web, mobile, game, big data and cloud development. What I really like about this publisher is that they are strong supporters of the open source community. […]

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Motivation and Tips for Passing the Force.com Advanced Developer Certification

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If you are currently pursuing or even just thinking about pursuing the Force.com Advanced Developer Certification, I strongly suggest you check out this video. It is a recording of a panel discussion held at the most recent Dreamforce (late 2013), in which 3 people (seen in the image on the left) who have recently passed the Advanced Developer Certification shared their personal stories. All three of the speakers had very […]

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