apex

[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…

[SF1] Visualforce as Home Page Component

Every release for Force.com offers some sneaky new feature which is pretty easy to gloss over - but for those that need the feature, is actually really powerful. Free from the confines as a dashboard, Visualforce can now be added to the home page as an area component. This…

[SF1] Return of nofunc: Apex Templates

Quite some time ago, I started a series of blog posts that were all about creating an org/repo which was technically not functional - but existed as a starting point for functionality. Similar to how the excellent mavensmate offers the ability to not just create an Apex class that…

[SF1] Apex Exceptions for Fun and Profit

In the run up to Dreamforce, I'm working on a project that I can't talk much about until the big show itself. Actually, I'm working on several things that I can't talk about until the big show ... and that often makes blogging about Force.com development a bit difficult. However…

[SF1] Force.com IDE, now with 100% more open source

The Force.com IDE, an Eclipse plugin, is still by far the most popular route for developers to work on the Salesforce1 Platform - even as alternate routes like the internal Developer Console and MavensMate become more and more mature. However, a common question about the IDE was always one…