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Great FREE online class about Lightning

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SalesforceU, the people who bring you all the premier online and class-driven courses about Salesforce technologies, have just released a new online course that walks you through what you need to get started developing with Lightning. This is a beginner course, but since Lightning is so brand new this is a GREAT way to get up to speed quickly.  And in case you do not know, Lightning was announced at […]

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10 Days Free Unlimited Access to lynda.com

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As a lynda.com author, I have access to their partner program which allows me to offer you all a free 10 day unlimited trial version of lynda.com. Unfortunatley, the only course they have about Salesforce right now is the beginner course I made about Developing with Visualforce, but they have a very vast library that contains some really terrific stuff. If you have never seen their stuff, I highly encourage […]

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Accessing Salesforce SOAP API through a Proxy Server with a .NET Service Reference

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 If you need to access the Salesforce SOAP API through a proxy server using a .NET Service Reference, you may be confused about how to do this exactly. This would be needed if your .NET application needed to access Salesforce through a firewall. Unfortunately, there is precious little info out there on the Internet (especially when it comes to accessing Salesforce specifically) about how to do this precise thing, hence why […]

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I am officially a Salesforce Advanced Developer!

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As Peter Chitum suggests in his well read article, The Path to the Advanced Developer Certification, when you do finally pass this arduous certification process you should, “Say it loud, say it proud“…. So, I am happy to announce that today I was informed that I have Passed the Advanced Developer Assignment and I am officially an Advanced Developer.  YEAH!!!! It took me one year longer than I expected, but […]

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Force.com Canvas and .NET Considerations

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Introduced in Winter 2013, Force.com Canvas offers a way to host non-native (aka, non-force.com) web applications within Salesforce. Using a signed request, applications developed with your language of choice (including .NET) can connect to Salesforce and access data without requiring the authenticated Salesforce user to also log in to your web application. I really like this technology because it opens up lots of opportunities for developers and allows shops with […]

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Real-World Advice for New Salesforce Developers

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At this years Dreamforce (2014), I did a talk about Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce. I interviewed several developers, who all had some great advice to share. Even though I have spotlighted three developers who had a lot to share, this post is a summary of some of the best advice they ALL offered for those developers new to the platform. Eric Bell – Salesforce Developer at Polymorph […]

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Pagination and the StandardSetController – No Custom Controller Required

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When I designed the code for my online course for lynda.com called “Developing with Visualforce“, I looked for solutions that were as simple as possible. After all, even I will admit that developers do tend to over complicate things unnecessarily. One of the areas I was covering was handling multiple records and therefore pagination was introduced. In my research for the course, I uncovered dozens of posts/tutorials by developers using […]

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Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Michael Welburn

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This is the third 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“. Michael Welburn, Developer/Consultant at 7Summits  Michael completed the Salesforce Advanced Developer Certification back […]

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Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Eric Bell

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This is the second 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“. Eric Bell, Polymorph Corporation Eric has a broad range of experience working with […]

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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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