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New Version of ForceJS: A JavaScript Library for using the Salesforce APIs in ECMAScript 6 Apps

ForceJS is a micro-library that makes it easy to work with the Salesforce REST APIs in client-side JavaScript applications. I started the project a couple of years ago focusing on three key requirements: Lightweight with no dependencies Include an implementation of the OAuth User Agent workflow Abstract differences between browser-based and Cordova-based application development to […]

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Meet DreamHouse, the Salesforce App Cloud Sample App

With the Salesforce App Cloud, you can build any type of application: HR, Finance, Commerce, Loyalty, Inventory, etc. And you can create your application faster than with any other platform, because you can build most of it without code. 80% Code Free Every application has core requirements like identity management, data entry, data security, analytics, […]

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Slack and Salesforce Integration: Authentication

This is another installment in my ongoing Slack and Salesforce integration series. In part 2 (Slash Commands) and part 3 (Bots), I used an “integration user” to access Salesforce on behalf of Slack users. In other words, all Slack users connected to Salesforce using the same Salesforce user. This may be fine in some cases […]

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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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