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Join the #DontStopDeploying Challenge & Earn Swag

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:22:10 +0000

Calling all Salesforce Developers – you’re invited to participate in the first ever #DontStopDeploying challenge! Salesforce DX is changing the way you build with Salesforce. Join us on a 5 day quest to learn more and get hands-on experience with the hottest new features on the platform. If you’re one of the first 1,000 to […]

Using Einstein Platform Services within

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:41:48 +0000

Lots of functionality has been added to our Einstein offering for developers since the launch of Einstein Vision a couple of months ago. This blog post guides you through the new capabilities and how to implement them into your Salesforce org. Introducing Einstein Platform The most obvious change is that we launched our Einstein Platform […]

The Practical Computer Scientist: Getting Started as a Salesforce Developer

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:56:32 +0000

Want to begin a career on Salesforce, but have no idea where to start? In this post, I share my Salesforce journey of how I learned to develop on the platform. I adhered to the Salesforce credo to learn, earn, and connect. TL;DR: here’s my getting started Trailmix. How I began my Salesforce journey I […]

Invoking Apex Continuations from Lightning Components

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:30:51 +0000

Asynchronous callouts (also referred to as Apex continuations) allow you to invoke long-running services without tying up server resources and running into Apex concurrency limits. Although Apex continuations are not currently supported natively in the Lightning Component Framework, you can use the custom solution described in this article to make asynchronous Apex callouts from within […]

Displaying User Notifications with the Lightning Component Framework

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:03:06 +0000

In this blog post, we explore a Lightning event and a component that displays user notifications: toasts and modals. We’ll share best practices and sample code for each of these components. Toasts Toasts are the simplest form of notification a developer can use to display a notification dynamically. They are used to provide basic user […]

An In-Depth Look at Lightning Component Events

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:52:17 +0000

This post presents the specificities of Lightning component events (in opposition to application events). This event type is the most commonly used in the Lightning Component framework; yet, it’s also the most complex. Few Lightning developers know all of its “secrets.” This article is a follow up of the Lightning Inter-Component Communication Patterns post. If […]

Get your Lightning components ready for Winter ’18

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:06:00 +0000

You know what they say — time flies when you’re having fun! And we’ve been having a lot of fun since Lightning Experience launched two short years ago. This blog post covers several enhancements in the Winter ’18 release which might affect your components and Visualforce pages. In addition to a ton of new features, […]

My session didn’t get selected for Dreamforce. Now what?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:00:43 +0000

I thought the hardest part of trying to submit ideas for the Developer Track at Dreamforce was putting together the abstract. Once I actually submitted, I then realized waiting to find out if any of my ideas got accepted was even harder. And then I got the email letting me know that NONE of my […]

Federated Search for Salesforce ISVs

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:30:30 +0000

Federated search enables users to query external data repositories while remaining in the Salesforce user interface. It became generally available with the Summer ’17 release, and works in both Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic. In this post, I show you how easy it is to set up federated search and to include it in your […]

Migrating Existing Projects to Salesforce DX

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:30:15 +0000

Are you ready to move to Salesforce DX, but your source code is currently in a Developer Edition (DE) or Sandbox org? In this blog post, I describe the easy steps to convert existing source code to a Salesforce DX project. I recently converted the latest version of the DreamHouse sample application to a Salesforce […]