[SFDC] Handling External ID's properly

I just wanted to a jot a quick post on something I found out while catching up on work over this Labor Day. For an upcoming project (teaser here) a case is being related to a custom object. That custom object is being tracked via an external ID, the unique…

[PS4] 2016's Doom has no business being as good as it is

The previews for id's Doom reboot made me honestly concerned for how the game would play. It felt like they had shoved some arena maps together into a single player experience and then tacked on what felt like a shallow leveling up mechanic on top of it. Glory kills looked…

[SF1] Patch Notes for Echo Case Control

New demo up: As I quipped on twitter, while putting the new demo video together I came across a few bugs and annoyances that I wanted to fix. The code is updated on github and the related packages (unmanaged package and Chrome extension) have updates as well. The installation instructions…

[SF1] How to setup Amazon Echo Case Control for Salesforce

I'm going to put this up on my personal blog for a while to get some brave beta testers and then probably mirror the content over at developer.salesforce.com. Following the instructions below will let you: Use an Amazon Echo to list, open and modify your Salesforce Cases Support…

[SF1] Update on that Echo/Salesforce Stuff

My Echo demo is nearing the end of a evolution, I think. When I first showed it, it was utter demoware. The authentication required an API user with a fixed username and password, which was a problem in its own right. That also means that multi-user was going to be…

[IOS] Why Apple is right and the FBI is wrong

In having discussions about home connectivity and the Internet of Things coming to your living room, one of the most common questions or concerns I hear goes something like: Well doesn't that mean the government can listen in through your Echo? And you can insert "Kinect" or "Smart TV" for…