I have a new role at Skuid! My new title: Principal Developer Advocate. Yes, the acronym is PDA. Now does the title make sense? You can thank my new manager, the leader of the “USE Skuid” team, for that one. But really – I think the title conveys it well: my new role is trying […]
Today I was creating some new Salesforce Permission Sets for objects with hundreds of fields, where the PermissionSet needed access to just about every field on the object. If you’ve ever been in this scenario, you know what this means — get ready to manually check hundreds of checkboxes! Being a developer, any time you […]
To help foster an ongoing conversation among Salesforce ISV and OEM partners — aka developers of Salesforce AppExchange apps — I started this discussion on the Salesforce ISV Partners LinkedIn group, which I encourage fellow ISV’s/OEM’s to join: Let’s pool our thoughts – best practices for Salesforce ISV/OEM app development One of the best practices […]
This one’s for you, coffee-shop hopping Force.com developers who go to make some changes to your code in Eclipse and — blocked! Login must use Security Token! Uggh. But I hate Security Tokens – sure, sure, it makes way more sense to use them. Definitely a best practice. But, well, sometimes I’m lazy. I confess – I […]
In response to some folks’ questions, I thought I’d write up a very brief summary of the “right” way to go about diving into the Salesforce.com Partner world, whether as an ISV / OEM. There’s an order to this madness that can help prevent “wow, wish I’d done it that way from the beginning” moments […]
In Winter 12, Salesforce very quietly, and without any fanfare, introduced a capability to Apex that has been something of a holy grail to insane Force.com geeks like myself: the beginnings of support for Reflection in Apex. Which intrepid explorer blazed the trail that led to this prodigious capability? For those of you who keeping score, […]
Of all the killer Summer 12 improvements to the Force.com Platform, the one we at Skoodat were most excited about was Post-Install and Uninstall Apex scripts. In a nutshell, they allow developers of Force.com Managed Packages (more posts coming on what these are and how to use them!) to execute arbitrary Apex Code every time […]
We at Skoodat are considering exposing the platform for we use for rapidly building and deploying killer custom UI’s on Force.com — aka Skoodat Skuid. But we’re looking for your feedback: are we crazy, or does this totally excite you? Let us know! Skoodat Skuid — Wicked cool UI platform for Force.com, or not?