In this second of a three part series, we use ql.io to create a web service that, given an account name, mashes up the Force.com REST API with Google’s Geocoding API to return its billing address in the usual form and as latitude/longitude coordinates. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Integration
Force.com Canvas is one of our newest technologies that allows any app in any language to run within the Salesforce UI. This, in turn, opens the door for many organizations that need a way to unlock their existing apps and make them as social. Now, we’re bringing the learning experience to you, inviting you to meet the experts, network with peers, and hack the next Canvas-built app.
Salesforce Developer Garage is a FREE developer event, that allows the developer community to come together to hack, hear experts on what’s new and cool with the Salesforce Platform, as… Continue reading
Last Friday, the Salesforce Platform Developer Evangelism Team ran a (mostly) internal hackday, bringing together evangelists, support staff, product management, R&D engineers and a couple of special community guests for a day of exploratory hacking. Here’s what sales support engineer Henry Liu and I came up with. Continue reading
Last week I attended the Pluralsight Author Summit and it was there that I met Dan Appleman. Dan and I are like the two who went to different schools together–he’s written for many of the same publications I have, and he’s been writing about Windows programming and Visual Basic long before Active Server pages or the .Net framework hit the scene. You may know Dan from one of his many books or countless articles on programming with Microsoft technologies. So when it comes to .Net development Dan is an expert I trust.
The meeting was fortuitous because when I… Continue reading
My kids leave the lights on at home. All the time. It’s so bad, I decided to tackle the problem at its source, by introducing an approval step into the ‘switch light on’ process via Force.com. See how I hooked a Raspberry Pi and a desk lamp to Force.com to reduce my power bills… Continue reading
Introducing Dobedobedo, an Idiomatic Ruby API wrapper for the Do.com REST API, enabling rapid integration of Do.com functionality and features into existing Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. Continue reading
Learn hands-on how to use the databasedotcom-oauth2 gem that makes Ruby development with Force.com and Database.com straightforward. Both Sinatra and Rails tutorials included! Continue reading
With cloud computing being top of mind for developers in the Indian subcontinent , we are seeing large groups of developers jumping on board to learn about building next generation apps on the Salesforce Platform. The excitement is building up news with local developer community leaders identifying themselves to lead Salesforce Platform Developer User Groups in Bangalore, New Delhi, Sri Lanka, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kochi and Chennai.
Are you an individual developer who is interested in building apps on the Salesforce Platform, wants to dive deep into the Salesforce Platform or would like build your future career on… Continue reading
Cloudstock London (free developer events) will be on May 22 at the ExCel London. If you are not registered, please do so.
We are also bringing the free Code Consultation program to the Cloudstock DevZone. You will have an opportunity to meet with a Force.com expert for 30 minutes in a private code consultation and receive best practice coding & architecting advice. Do not forget to bring your code for a code walk through!
If you are already registered for Cloudstock London, sign-up for a free one-on-one code consultation. If not, register for the event first (the event confirmation page and… Continue reading
Passport is a great Node.js middleware module for handling OAuth strategies with Express or Connect based applications. It maintains a basic concept of building out strategies which makes it easy for providers to add new strategies, as well as a small footprint of code for developers to utilize the strategy. One of the great things about interacting with the Force.com platform is that by leveraging open technologies like OAuth2 and REST – you can choose the tools that you like to get the job done.
While tinkering with Passport, my only real problem was that there wasn’t a handy… Continue reading