I recently discovered a blog so chock-full of Apex and Visualforce goodies that I had to mention it. Sam Arjmandi is a CRM System Analyst/Designer at Open Text in Toronto, and he writes incredible posts sharing some innovative Apex, Visualforce, and AJAX code ideas. He has posts on proper test coverage for Apex (always a […]
Jon Mountjoy has written another super post over at developer.force.com. This one is titled An Introduction to Apex. It goes through some of the basics of the language and provides some examples. Everyone should read this; beginners will get a better orientation than otherwise available, and experienced Apex developers will probably also learn a thing […]
More Winter 09 documentation has been released. Scott Hemmeter wrote a post listing some of the pages containing new content, but I wanted to go a bit in-depth on those and some other parts of developer.force.com.
This should be your first stop whenever you have any questions about ANYTHING on the Platform. It has sections on Web Services API (formerly just called API, to distinguish it from Metadata API), Metadata API, Apex, Visualforce, AJAX, Office Toolkit, Force.com Migration Tool, IDE, and the Library.
In addition to a super Documentation page, force.com has a new section which contains, well, resources sectioned by the Platform’s service categories: Logic (Apex), User Interface (Visualforce), Database (Objects, formulas, triggers, etc.), Integration (API, REST), Services –What? We now have Services as a Service?–(Workflow), Packaging and Distribution (AppExchange), Development (Metadata), and Tools (IDE, Force.com Builder, Data Loader).
As you can see from these logos, with the Winter 09 release the application Salesforce is now called Salesforce CRM.
To clarify any confusion:
The company is called salesforce.com (no capitalization).
The application is called Salesforce CRM.
The platform is still force.com.
I just came across one of the most useful posts on developer.force.com that I have ever seen:
Full instructions (along with a best-practice) on deploying quickly from one org to another using the Eclipse IDE.
Read it at http://wiki.apexdevnet.com/index.php/Deploy_Force.com_Applications_Faster. You’ll be glad you did.