HUGE Backlog for Registration of the Advanced Developer Programming Assignment

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. ThatContinue reading “HUGE Backlog for Registration of the Advanced Developer Programming Assignment”

Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers

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, andContinue reading “Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers”

Back up your Phone Right NOW!!!!

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 reportContinue reading “Back up your Phone Right NOW!!!!”

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

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 wasContinue reading “Comparing the Force.com SOAP API to the New Salesforce Toolkit for .NET”

Approved as a new Lynda.com Author

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 inContinue reading “Approved as a new Lynda.com Author”

Finally Passed the Advanced Developer Multiple Choice Exam!!!

This is no April’s Fool joke. Yesterday, I finally passed the Salesforce Advanced Developer Multiple choice exam!!! It was my second attempt. The first attempt was 6 months ago, but I now know that I was not ready then, so it was a good thing that I did not pass. Back then, I barely knewContinue reading “Finally Passed the Advanced Developer Multiple Choice Exam!!!”

How to Run the Sample Ruby on Rails Force.com Canvas App Using Windows

First off, I am a big fan of Jeff Douglas and all that he has done for the Salesforce community. I am constantly getting really useful stuff from his blog. That was why I was so excited to see a post he did this month about getting a sample Ruby on Rails Force.com Canvas App.Continue reading “How to Run the Sample Ruby on Rails Force.com Canvas App Using Windows”

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

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 passedContinue reading “Motivation and Tips for Passing the Force.com Advanced Developer Certification”

Add Audio/Video Conferencing to Any Visualforce Page with GoInstant

It is very likely you missed the announcement less than two years ago about Salesforce acquiring a Canadian-based company named GoInstant. It is also likely that even if you attended Dreamforce in late 2013, you missed a very informative session titled, “Build Real-time Multi-User Apps with Visualforce, GoInstant and AngularJS“. From what I can tell,Continue reading “Add Audio/Video Conferencing to Any Visualforce Page with GoInstant”

Training Review: Force.com Training on Pluralsight.com

Anyone that reads my blog knows that I am big fan (and regular subscriber) of the Pluralsight training videos. I cannot imagine staying up to date as a programmer without them. At this time, there are only a limited number of courses that cover the Force.com platform (8 to be exact), but I expect newContinue reading “Training Review: Force.com Training on Pluralsight.com”