Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Eric Bell

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 TransitioningContinue reading “Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Eric Bell”

Slide Deck from Dreamforce 14 Session

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 thisContinue reading “Slide Deck from Dreamforce 14 Session”

Developing with Visualforce Course just went Live!!!

The Visualforce course I designed for Lynda.com, Developing with Visualforce just went live. You can access it here and even if you are not a member, you can view 4 videos for free.  I am pretty proud of the course. I spent a lot of time trying to think through the best way to teachContinue reading “Developing with Visualforce Course just went Live!!!”

Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Jason Hammerle

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 TransitioningContinue reading “Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Jason Hammerle”

Heads Up: Problems consuming WSDL and Winter 15 release

If you work with WSDL to access the SOAP API, then you need to be aware of the fact that there is a serious problem involving the Winter 15 release. As of now, there are two issues that are causing problems. The first issue has to do with consuming an enterprise or partner WSDL inContinue reading “Heads Up: Problems consuming WSDL and Winter 15 release”

Nothing but .NET Series on DeveloperForce

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 discoveredContinue reading “Nothing but .NET Series on DeveloperForce”

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

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 sidebarContinue reading “Heads Up: Custom Home Page Components Using iFrames may stop working in Summer 15”

Speaking at Dreamforce 2014

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 wouldContinue reading “Speaking at Dreamforce 2014”

Top 5 Tips for Improving Visualforce Pages

#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 onContinue reading “Top 5 Tips for Improving Visualforce Pages”

Considerations when using Javascript in Visualforce

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 wasContinue reading “Considerations when using Javascript in Visualforce”