This week at Dreamforce we launched a new command-line interface tool for interacting with Force.com. With this tool you can quickly interact with the Force.com APIs, opening up interesting opportunities for the scripting and automation of tasks on Force.com.
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As you race towards the finish line of the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, we wanted to remind you of some of the powerful Salesforce Partner technologies you can leverage to extend your application in novel, exciting ways.
Learn how Salesforce Identity features fit together to provide coordinated user authorization management and access to third party apps. Start using My Domain, connected apps, and the App Launcher together for a streamlined user experience. And, find out more about other features like Identity Connect for Active Directory user synchronization, custom login pages, two-factor authentication, mobile apps, and reporting.
As an experienced Salesforce architect or developer, your job is as dynamic as your organization and its users. You don’t just need to design a sharing model, Force.com applications, and SOQL queries that meet your company’s current security, page performance, and data requirements; you must also design an architecture that can scale to support your organization’s future data volumes and user bases.
So why chance facing additional work and long wait times later, or wishing that you had a time-traveling Delorean to hop in? Just attend Technical Enablement’s sessions and workshops at Dreamforce to learn a few performance-related best practices, test what you learned in a hands-on environment, and scale your organization to success.
As you prepare to build a mobile app for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon next week, it may help to step back and reflect on the capabilities of the Salesforce Platform and how tapping into these capabilities will better enable you to compete. In particular, it will help to understand why, and how, access to rich customer data can give your application an edge – in both the hackathon and beyond.
It’s important to understand what your customers are doing on your site. It’s even more important to understand how they’re using your site. If something goes wrong and the end user has a bad experience, it reflects poorly on the company. At salesforce.com we take this seriously. One of the main indicators we use to gauge if a customer is having a good experience is looking at how long it takes for a page of the Salesforce web application to load on the browser. We currently use an end user performance tool called jiffy to accomplish this. This post covers a version, called Kylie, we’re open sourcing and how we’re using it to influence current and future design of our product.
With Winter ’14, there were two areas of change in the Developer Console affecting code coverage: How it is viewed in the developer console, and issues with code coverage itself. Josh explains.
We’ve had a few new articles hit the wiki recently which highlight very technical aspects of Apex. Apex is a very flexible language that can accomplish quite a bit with only a few lines of code – but that ability means that developers often don’t have a lot of experience that leads up to architecting large applications on the platform. Here are some words of wisdom which can help an Apex developer navigate some of the issues when creating more complex applications.
One advantage of the Force.com platform is that it allows you to develop applications quickly and easily using both standard and custom features, such as custom Visualforce pages and Apex classes.
But how can you test whether your application can scale to meet the needs of your growing user base? The Force.com platform includes a framework for creating and running test classes, but when you need to account for larger volumes of data and more demanding application conditions, you might need to move a level beyond unit testing. This blog post helps you plan for growth by outlining your application testing options, explaining which ones you should use and when you should use them, and suggesting how you should work with salesforce.com Customer Support to maximize your tests’ effectiveness and value.
User Sharing offers more control over who can see and collaborate with each other among your internal and external users. With Winter ’14 all new organizations have User Sharing enabled. Learn more.