Tag Archives: Salesforce

Four Gotchas When Using Future Calls in Apex in Salesforce

First, what is a future call?  Future is an annotation that can be added to a method to make that method run asynchronously.  It could look like this… @future static void doFutureWork(){ //Do the work } A great use-case for … Continue reading

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Where Can I Help the Salesforce Community?

When thinking about where to help out the first thing to figure out is where your niche is.  Are you an admin, CRM user, developer, sales process champion or systems integrator?  Take your specific area of expertise and find a … Continue reading

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A Look at the Salesforce Marketing Cloud – Radian6 Widgets

  As social media is evolving and growing, more consumers are using their social media networks to talk about a product or service and communicate with their favorite brands. It’s important for companies to actively listen to these conversations around … Continue reading

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Software Developers and the 10,000-hour / 10-year Rule

I just finished reading ‘The Sports Gene’ in the July 29, 2013 edition of Sports Illustrated.  This article is an excerpt from the book ‘The Sports Gene’ written by David Epstein.  I really enjoyed reading this excerpt as it touches … Continue reading

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Salesforce and Oracle Partnership – A Developer’s Perspective

  Here are just a couple of the links to articles discussing the recently announced Salesforce and Oracle partnership: Oracle, Salesforce.com CEOs team up to discuss new cloud deal Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff: A cloud bromance for the ages … Continue reading

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Mass Comparison Logic – Salesforce APEX

Let’s start with a simple example.  You are importing potential Contact records into a staging custom object every day.  Once they are in the staging table they will be compared against the Contact fields to see if there is a … Continue reading

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My 3 Favorite Developer Features in Salesforce Summer 2013 Release

Everyone will be talking about the new Communities feature in Summer 2013 and they should be, but there are some hidden developer gems that I would like to help point out also. 1) Private class methods can now be accessed … Continue reading

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Server Side Pagination in Apex/VisualForce for Custom Classes

Developers love pagination!  Well, maybe not love but it is often something that is required to complete business requirements.  Salesforce has a number of different pagination options that are available to you which include using a Visualforce StandardSetController, Query and … Continue reading

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Displaying Images in Salesforce

In the blog post The Tradeoffs of Saving Files Inside or Outside of Salesforce I wrote about the main ways that files can be stored within Salesforce.  They are…   1) The Documents Tab 2) Notes & Attachments Related List … Continue reading

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A Salesforce Object Join for Informatica Cloud with VB.NET

  With Informatica Cloud there are native connectors to Salesforce to bring in the data that is needed for the given Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) requirements.  These native connectors can bring in a single custom object and can be … Continue reading

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