Dreamforce 2013

Be sure to check out all of the recorded sessions from this years Dreamforce on youtube. This youtube channel includes recorded sessions on the Streaming API, SOQL to SQL conversion, Analytics API, non-profit crm, and the keynotes which include conversations with Sean Penn, Meg Whitman, and Marrisa Mayer. http://www.youtube.com/user/dreamforce?feature=watch

Dedupe Accounts by ID

This tutorial surfaces a way to dedupe accounts by record ID, rather than by record name. I have encountered a way to hack, or leverage rather, salesforce standard functionality for the greater good of mankind. There is an annoying limitation for the deduplication of accounts. The limitation is an issue where when two records are…

Copy and Paste Tricks

I find myself needing to mass update some code quite frequently. And quite frequently those updates involve replacing text or copying and pasting text. That in itself is of course as easy as hitting the replace all button in any text editor. Though sometimes i need to make an edit a little more complicated. For…

Building Chrome Browser Extensions

Chrome is my browser of choice. Not only is it faster than all of the other browsers, it also offers a vast collection of available extensions to add on the browser to create a richer internet experience. These extensions can be useful for fun and games, to improve productivity, or to help you quickly get…

Salesforce.com Advanced Queries

I figured it wouldn’t be such a bad idea for me to post a list of advanced Salesforce.com Apex SOQL queries. This should be a good reference for the community as well as for my own personal reference.       SOQL STATEMENTS SOQL OUTER JOIN [Select Name, Account__r.Name From Custom_Object__c Where Id = ‘Some…

Salesforce on iTunes

Podcasting is apparently still alive and well and there is actually a channel dedicated to administering Salesforce. I kind of happened about this discovery and it is actually done really well by Mike Gerholdt & Gillian Madill with guest speakers. I love the question to guests – “Tell me about the first time you logged…

The Big Salesforce Announcement

So what are we to expect from this vague suggestion that a brand new Salesforce will be revealed on August 25th? “16 years, 48 product releases, thousands of features, millions of happy users — it’s been an incredible journey. Together, we’ve changed business for the better and brought innovation to life. We’re excited to share with you that…

Data Completeness

“Measure what is measurable, make measurable what is not.” – Galileo One of the very first custom functionality features that a Salesforce manager should implement into their instance is a couple of formulas used to measure data quality. These formulas are important in that they will allow a manager to get a high level overview…

Salesforce.com Android Application

I recently finished an Android application that interfaces with Salesforce.com to allow a sales rep to manage their opportunities within their Salesforce org. I made a final presentation of this app to present at the end of the professional continuing education course Android Application Development at the University of Washington. This presentation is now on…

Top 11 Programming Skills of 2011

Here are the top programming skills of 2011 according to Gild. Unfortunately Apex did not make the cut this year. I expect it will soon enough as Salesforce is constantly making it’s development platform innovative and powerful. The year of 2011 included many new features for Apex including the Rest API, Streaming API, Native JSON,…