Today, Developer Force (http://developer.force.com) released its new library. Here are a few of them. All can be found at http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/Documentation. Workbook http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/workbook/index.htm Fundamentals http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/fundamentals/index.htm Cookbook http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/cookbook/index.htm Apex Advanced Code Example http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/Content/apex_shopping_cart_example.htm https://sites.secure.force.com/appexchange/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000001saDCEAY And many more to come!
There is no way to write one post to cover everything, so I want to address one thing that some people may not have noticed: Salesforce Chatter is being pushed as a platform layer. Looking at the “chiclet” slide that Marc Benioff unveiled, let’s start with the “old” slide: Yes, this is not the exact slide, but getting a copy of the initial slide is proving difficult. We'll have to use this one from Dreamforce 2008 as a reference, and will need to imagine the rest. Notice that the bottom level is Infrastructure. This is the hardware that salesforce.com provides along with the promise that it will work properly. It is called Infrastructure as a Service, and there’s nothing new about that. On top of that is what we call the Force.com Platform. This includes Apex code, workflow, analytics, and Visualforce. And on top of that are the clouds: Service […]
The keynote hasn’t even started and already there is a lot of chatter on twitter and the web about salesforce.com’s new offering: Salesforce Chatter. In the Blog Pound, we were given books of Service Cloud success stories and chattering-teeth. The press packets were handed out, full of descriptions of Salesforce CRM’s new releases, all focused on the Service Cloud. The biggest release is Salesforce Chatter, an enterprise collaboration – social computing mashup (http://www.salesforce.com/chatter – link inactive at posting time). It combines Content, Apps, and People in a secure environment within each company. The features will include Profiles (user profiles like Facebook pages), Status Updates, Feeds (such as announcements when Salesforce Content files are updated or triggered announcements analogous to workflow emails/tasks), Groups (like CRM groups or Content workspaces), Social Apps (really just an RSS-type feature), Social Content (file sharing), Social Sharing (a euphemism for security model), and Twitter (referring more […]
Good morning, all! As Dreamforce is this week, I’ll be sharing more frequently, updating after every major session and sharing code and config tips picked up during the conference. Salesforce.com was kind enough to give me a Blogger pass, so I may have access to some interesting news; I’ll be sure to share it here. Last night was the Dreamforce 2009 Tweetup, organized by yours-truly and sponsored by Jon Mountjoy, Community Manager at Force.com and by Appirio, who has a booth in the Expo. A good time was had by all, as people who have only known each other via 140-character text snippets and cartoon-character avatars were able finally to meet. The Salesforce Twitter community has evolved organically, coming into being without any intervention from salesforce.com, but the company has been quick to react, bringing many of its people into the Twittersphere under official Salesforce Twitter accounts such as @asksalesforce, […]
This morning I was greeted by this email from SugarCRM (actually two emails): Dear David Marc Benioff has a few zingers for SugarCRM in his new book Behind the Cloud: “We knew that we had truly emerged as the market leader in the eyes of the industry when we arrived at Dreamforce 2006 to find that a handful of employees from a small CRM company had set up a mock protest outside the convention center. I’m not really sure what they were protesting, and it was a small, low-budget, and poorly executed rip-off of the types of tactics we had invented, but that wasn’t the point. The point was that we knew not to get ruffled.” – Page 65 of Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com. SugarCRM is sorry they disappointed Marc during their first visit to Dreamforce in 2006. Marc even challenged them to […]