Calendar of Upcoming Events
13User Group: Charlotte Group Meeting Charlotte, NCCharlotte Developer User Group Meeting
- CodeTalk: SOQL Best Practice
- Webinar: Summer '13 Release Developer Preview
- Webinar: Inside the Force.com Query Optimizer
- Webinar: Agile Development with Heroku
- Webinar: Advanced Testing & Debugging Using the Developer Console
- Webinar: Visualforce & Force.com Canvas: Unlock your Web App inside of Salesforce.com
Watch this webinar to discover new and updated Salesforce Platform features coming in the Summer '13 Release including:
- Force.com Canvas (GA) -- Force.com Canvas is now generally available and supports multiple canvases on a page, ability for canvases to talk to each other, distribution through standard packaging processes, and more.
- Chatter in Apex (GA) -- Chatter in Apex (formerly Connect in Apex) exposes Chatter API objects in Apex, and is now generally available with new classes and methods. The documentation can now be found in the Apex Developer’s Guide.
- API Updates -- Lots of API Updates including new objects, SOQL/SOSL clauses, and metadata types for easier deployments.
- ISVForce -- ISVForce has many new additions in Summer ‘13 including an Environment Hub for storing easily switching between orgs, installing/uninstalling packages with the API, and creating trialforce signups using the API.
The Salesforce Platform allows developers to build enterprise applications using Visualforce, Apex and SOQL. To ensure that your applications perform and scale as your business grows, you'll want to write efficient and selective queries. The Force.com query optimizer uses several algorithms to determine the best SQL to generate from your SOQL. Some factors involved in this process include multitenancy, metadata and indexes.
Agile software development is based on iterative and incremental development and is becoming a mainstay method in all different industries and verticals due to its promise of accelerated productivity. Drawing on core agile principles, Heroku, a cloud application platform backed by the trust of the Salesforce Platform, is built to support continuous iterative application development and deployment and works extremely well with the agile approach. In this session, seasoned Heroku partner thoughtbot will demonstrate best practices for building and scaling your own apps on Heroku. While Heroku's polyglot platform supports a number of languages, this session will focus on Ruby on Rails in its examples and use cases.
thoughtbot is a 50-person consultancy with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Stockholm, and Boulder. They are user experience, Ruby on Rails, and iOS experts.
The Developer Console is your one-stop shop for developing on the Force.com platform. This application allows you to author and debug Apex code, create Visualforce pages, run tests on your programmatic artifacts, and to inspect your org data via query. Watch this deep dive into the comprehensive debugging, profiling, and testing capabilities of the Developer Console.
Learn about the new Force.com Canvas (currently pilot in Spring '13) features. With Spring '13, you can now leverage Force.com Canvas from inside Visualforce Pages, extending your 3rd Party Applications into more areas of the salesforce.com User Interface. We will be showing a Code-Level example of how to extend your application to consume custom parameter information (via the Canvas SDK) and how to dynamically render record-specific content.