Browse Post Write by : Jeff Douglas
I got a fever and the only cure is more Lightning!
If you are like me you probably have some free time for the next couple of days and are wondering what you can do to keep yourself busy. I know... I know... you are moping around the house after returning from Dreamforce and are experiencing the emotional let-down of it being over. Plus! The newest, coolest, best new JavaScript framework (whatever it is) isn't due out till mid-week. You have
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Hey Salesforce Devs! Heroku Ain’t that Scary!
I run the Heroku CoE at Appirio and therefore get pulled into a number of pre-sales calls that involve salesforce.com and Heroku. Typically once a week I’ll get the following reaction when talking to Salesforce developers about Heroku: They'll say something like, We're really good at Force.com development but that Heroku stuff is scary! Au contraire, I tell them, development on Heroku is
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Catching Salesforce Outbound Messages with NodeJS
When building applications that are integrated with Salesforce, one of the choices you have to make is how you get data out of Salesforce and into your app. You can use one of the many ETL tools on the market, you can poll for changed records, use the Force.com Streaming API, use Apex HTTP Callouts from Salesforce or Outbound Messages. I’ve covered most of these approaches in the past but
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5 Skills Salesforce Devs Need for 2015
The Spring releases of Salesforce are my favorite. They are always packed with awesome new features and people actually have the time to explore them. Everyone is refreshed from the previous year's Dreamforce and not yet too concerned about the next one. So what do we have to look forward to this year? I'm glad you asked. Looking at the state of Salesforce and what is coming down the pike, here
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If Programming Languages were Beer…
We were surprised the other day when we realized that If Programming Languages were <T> didn't have a category for beer. It seemed like such a tragic mistake, so I naturally started a shared doc at Appirio and began to collect ideas. Here's what we came up with. Let us know if we missed anything. Basic is the O’Doul’s of programming. A premium non-alcoholic beer and you can throw down
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Is Angular 1.x Worth the Investment?
When plans for AngularJS 2.0 were “unveiled” last fall at ng-europe we were excited. I mean, ES6, modules, Web Components (Shadow DOM, custom elements, HTML imports), Dependency Injection, HTML-based templating, directives and testability baked-in? What's not to love? We build a lot of Angular apps at Appirio and Topcoder and love it. Even our CEO is a huge fan… Angular 2.0 is
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Building with React & Flux: Getting Started
In the last couple of months you've probably heard talk around the watercooler about React as a simpler and more maintainable way to build applications. It has received a lot of attention since Google's Angular 2 announcement last fall and there's been a noticable increase in the number blog posts, hacker news references and stackoverflow questions regarding it. If you are interested in seeing
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Tutorial – Building Lightning Components with Spring 15
This post is an update of Build Your First Salesforce1 Lightning Component written last October for the Winter ’15 release. A number of things have changed for Spring ’15 so the code has been revised to reflect them. Salesforce1 Lightning Developer Week is in full swing in over 100 cities around the world and I had the pleasure of presenting to the San Diego Salesforce Developer
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17 Sites Every Force.com Developer Should Bookmark
The Salesforce developer ecosystem is expanding nearly as fast as my waistline and it’s hard to keep up with all of the new developments. There are three releases per year that unleash a flood of new features and upgrades plus the push for Salesforce1 Lightning is in full swing. How do you stay informed? I’ve put together a number of resources that you should bookmark and check often
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Building with React & Flux: Hello React Banners
Welcome to part two of our Building with React & Flux series. Check out the Building with React & Flux: Getting Started to get up to speed on React and Flux if you are new to it. In this post we are going to build a simple app to manage banner ads using React and RefluxJS, an implementation of Flux. My goal was to make this application as simple as possible while demonstrating the basics
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