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Winter ’18 for Developers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:48:29 +0000

The Winter ’18 release is here, bringing lots of features to delight developers (and users of the apps we build). We shared some of the cool stuff in this release during our Winter ’18 webinar, and in a post about the new style added to Lightning. It’s probably obvious by now that this release brings […]



Salesforce DX is now Generally Available!

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:30:57 +0000

I am incredibly proud and excited to announce that Salesforce DX is now Generally Available with the Winter ’18 Salesforce release! This release follows an extremely successful Open Beta program that started last June, and we couldn’t have done it without your involvement and passion. Through the Open Beta, we saw you all: Activate the […]



How to use Einstein Object Detection

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:33:04 +0000

Today we’re announcing the availability of our newest Einstein Platform Services offering – Einstein Object Detection in beta. This blog post explains how it compares to Einstein Image Classification and how to get started. Einstein Image Classification vs. Einstein Object Detection The Einstein Vision family started with the introduction of Einstein Image Classification. This service […]



Upcoming Maintenance on Developer Edition Sign-up for Winter ‘18

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:14:06 +0000

Heads up, Salesforce Developers and #AwesomeAdmins – we will be performing maintenance on our sign-up infrastructure this weekend to bring the Winter ’18 Release to new Developer Editions and Admin Playgrounds. During this maintenance window, you will not be able to sign up for brand-new accounts, but you WILL be able to access your existing […]



Site Switching and Apex Callouts

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:08:38 +0000

by Chris Peterson and Aaron Slettehaugh Did you know that Apex callouts continue to execute in read-only mode? Not all developers may be aware of that. There are a couple situations in which the instance your org is on will end up in read-only mode. One is an instance refresh. Instance refreshes result in periods […]



Winter ’18 Sample Apps: Northern Trail Outfitters, DreamHouse, and DreamInvest

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:13:10 +0000

Northern Trail Outfitters, DreamHouse and DreamInvest are sample applications that demonstrate the power of the Salesforce Platform, the Lightning Component Framework, and Salesforce DX to build modern apps fast. In this blog post, I share the latest version of these sample applications updated for Winter ’18. Building apps on the Salesforce platform Like most business […]



Platform on the Platform

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:41:23 +0000

or, Summer ’17’s Biggest Custom Metadata Types Feature Isn’t a Custom Metadata Types Feature We released a couple of great features for custom metadata types in Summer ’17. For one, we made long text area fields on custom metadata types generally available. For another, we now fully support validation formulas on custom metadata types. These […]



Bringing Lightning Styling to Visualforce

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:49:47 +0000

As more and more orgs are moving to Lightning Experience, a question has persisted with regard to their Visualforce pages — what do we do about the styling of the pages? In this post, we’ll take a look at a new feature for styling Visualforce pages, currently in Beta in Winter ’18. A little history […]



Error Handling Best Practices for Lightning and Apex

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:28:46 +0000

Sending a request from a Lightning component to an Apex Controller and getting back a response is a path that has several potential failure points. Developers sometimes assume for the sake of simplicity that “things will work” and don’t always perform all the proper error checks and handling. In this blog post we look at […]



Querying IBM Watson Discovery with Salesforce Federated Search

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:59:21 +0000

As explained in this blog post, federated search enables you to search in third-party data repositories from the global search box of the standard Salesforce user interface. You can take this functionality one step further by creating your own custom search provider that connects to a REST API like IBM Watson Discovery. This blog post […]