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3 Ways to Inspire Future STEM Leaders

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:09:33 +0000

(image) Making a positive impact on your community is easy, inexpensive, and fun! Learn how to inspire youth in your community to pursue STEM careers by going to the movies.

Building Lightning Components with Chart

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:23 +0000

When you need to build custom data visualization components, you can leverage third-party charting libraries like Chart, D3, and Highcharts. In this article, I share a set of Lightning Components built with Chart. The Lightning Experience charts are gorgeous. You can use the Lightning Dashboard Builder to assemble them in a point-and-click environment and create […]

A Toolkit for Creating and Deploying Bots Inside Salesforce

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:56:13 +0000

(image) In this article, I’ll share a simple toolkit to create a bot you can deploy inside Salesforce. Installation should be about 3 minutes. Bots provide a new way to interact with information. Instead of having to navigate through menus or switch between applications to get the information you need, they allow you to ask questions […]

How to Design, Build and Publish Your Lightning Component for AppExchange

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:07:00 +0000

(image) This blog post provides a high level overview of the steps needed to create and publish a Lightning component for AppExchange. We will walk through the design, creation, testing and distribution of your Lightning component, with considerations for security, packaging, documentation and capturing success metrics. This post is broken down into three steps: Design your […]

Touring Dreamhouse: A Primer to Developing in Lightning Experience

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:32:01 +0000

Lightning Experience is the re-imagined user interface for Salesforce. It’s packed with new features to help Salesforce users sell faster, work more productively, and make better decisions. While the previous UI, now known as Classic, was built using a combination of technologies, Lightning Experience is built using the Lightning Component Framework. Lightning Components also drive […]

Field Service apps and development best practices

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:23:58 +0000

(image) This blog post walks through what developers may want to know when creating apps for Field Service Lightning. This blog post has a slew of concrete tips and best practices (including code samples) to help you build the best apps for your company’s teams in the field. About the Authors Rohit Kumar is Senior Consultant […]

The Salesforce Global Lightning Tour is Coming to a City Near You

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:20:17 +0000

(image) The Lightning Experience is the re-imagined user interface for Salesforce packed with new features developers and admins can use to help their businesses sell faster, work more productively, and make better decisions. We’re excited to come to a city near you to show what it can do for your organization. This two-day workshop will give […]

LockerService and Lightning Container Component: Securely Using Third-Party Libraries in Lightning Components

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:00:59 +0000

Regardless of the language, framework, or platform you use, modern applications are built by assembling discrete and composable components. On the Salesforce platform, the application composition infrastructure is provided by the Lightning Component Framework. That’s how the Salesforce Apps (Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, etc) are built, and that’s also how you can extend and customize […]

Discover Lightning in a Developer Edition Near You

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:00:43 +0000

(image) Heads up, Salesforce Developers – starting tomorrow February 14, we’re sharing some Valentine’s Day love by updating the default user interface from Classic to Lightning Experience for new Developer Editions, Admin Playgrounds, and Trailhead Playgrounds! Existing Salesforce Orgs will be unaffected by this update, and to see the difference, you can quickly toggle between Salesforce Classic […]

Upcoming Maintenance on Developer Edition Sign-up for Spring ‘17

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:33:48 +0000

Heads up, Salesforce Developers and #AwesomeAdmins – we will be performing maintenance on our sign-up infrastructure this weekend to bring the Spring ’17 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 […]