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Writing a Salesforce Bot for Slack

This is another installment in my ongoing Slack and Salesforce integration series. In part 1, I demonstrated how, using a Webhook, Salesforce can post messages to Slack channels when specific events happen (for example, when the status of an opportunity changes). In part 2, I showed how, using Slash Commands, Slack users can access Salesforce […]

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Creating Lightning Components with React

The Lightning Component Framework is a great UI framework for building modern components and applications on the Salesforce platform. If you are already invested in other UI frameworks, like React or Angular, you can also integrate components built with these frameworks inside Lightning Components. In this post, I’ll share a project that demonstrates how to […]

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Slack and Salesforce Integration – Part 2

In my previous post, I demonstrated how to access Slack from Salesforce. I shared an example showing how to use Slack Webhooks and ProcessBuilder to automatically post messages to Slack channels when specific events happen in Salesforce (for example, when the status of an opportunity changes). In this post, I cover the other side of […]

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Slack and Salesforce Integration

Slack is a team collaboration application that has gained a significant amount of momentum over the last 2 years. One of the things that sets Slack apart is the simple and powerful way it can integrate with external applications (Google Drive, Twitter, Trello, or any other app). Using Incoming Webhooks, external apps can automatically post […]

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Sample Ionic 2 Application with a Salesforce Back-End

In my previous post, I shared an Employee Directory application built with Ionic 2. In this post, I share another Ionic 2 sample application: ContactManager is similar to EmployeeDirectory, but instead of using in-memory data, it uses the Salesforce REST APIs to retrieve contacts from Salesforce. Instead of its version 1 custom module infrastructure, Angular […]

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Integrating ECMAScript 6 Web Applications with Salesforce Using OAuth and REST

ForceJS is a client-side micro-library that makes it easy to integrate web or hybrid applications with Salesforce using OAuth and the Salesforce REST APIs. I recently updated ForceJS to leverage ECMAScript 6. ForceJS is now available as an ECMAScript 6 module and can be installed from npm. In this article, I’ll walk you through the […]

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React University: Sample Application with React, Node.js 4, and the Lightning Design System

React University is a sample project demonstrating how to build real-life applications with React, Node.js, and the Lightning Design System. React University is written using ECMAScript 6 at the client-side (leveraging Babel) and at the server-side (leveraging the new ES6 support in Node.js 4). Watch the video for a quick walkthrough of the application: Highlights […]

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Reference Application with React, Node.js, and the Lightning Design System

If you are building business apps with React, I created a reference application with React and the Lightning Design System: the new language, framework, and vendor-independent CSS toolkit from Salesforce that provides a set of UI components, UI patterns and guidelines focused on Business/Enterprise app development. Check out this video for a quick walkthrough: The […]

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