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January 27, 2015: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Calling Amazon MWS - Part 1.

In four parts I would like to describe to you some of the API calls within the Amazon Marketplace Web Service (MWS).

January 26, 2015: Dean Froslie posted a white paper titled HOW BITES, SNACKS AND MEALS CAN GUIDE YOUR CONTENT STRATEGY.

We all know that technology has progressed over the past few decades.

Consider Cichon’s (2014) discovery of a Radio Shack print ad from 1991. Of the 15 electronic products featured in the ad, 13 of them have been replaced by a smartphone. They include:

  • All-weather personal stereo
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • Microthin calculator
  • Tandy computer/word processor
  • VHS camcorder
  • Mobile cellular telephone
  • Mobile CB radio
  • Speed-dial phone
  • Portable CD player
  • Desktop scanner
  • Phone answering machine
  • Handheld cassette tape recorder
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    January 21, 2015: The position Experience Architect was posted in Careers.

    January 13, 2015: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled How To: Call an Apex Controller Method From Lightning Component.

    Lightning seems to be all the rage these days!  How could it not?  It is exciting stuff and changes the way that Salesforce developers need to think when coming up with their solutions on the platform.  One of the most common things you will need to do with Lightning will be to call methods on an Apex controller for any server side logic you need to perform.

    January 13, 2015: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled How To: Call Batch Apex from Batch Apex.

    Batch Apex is a powerful tool that can be used to do all sorts of cool stuff on the Salesforce platform.  Batch Apex is typically used to perform larger operations that would normally be restricted by governor limits.  It allows you to break that larger operation up into smaller bite-size chunks that are easier to deal with.

    January 13, 2015: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Having trouble with animations in iOS?.

    I was recently doing a lot of animations for a couple of iOS apps I was building.  For the most part, programming animations for iOS is straightforward and work really well.  I kept running into some small issues that were really bugging me and I was unable to find the answer to my issue.

    January 13, 2015: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Realtime Tracking with the Streaming API.

    At Dreamforce 2014 I had the opportunity to present some cool code on using the Streaming API to perform realtime tracking within VisualForce pages on Salesforce.  It was a great experience!

    December 31, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled How to setup your Salesforce Organizations.

    Here are some simple questions to get the conversation going on how many Salesforce orgs does your business need.

    December 29, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled How do you tie your files to Salesforce? Azure? Sharepoint?.

    There continues to be a lot of energy and movement in the battle for where to save files outside of Salesforce.  Microsoft has some energy in this conversation too with both Sharepoint and Azure.

    December 26, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Stopping a Visualforce Command Button from Firing the Click Event Twice - Part II.

    There are lots of ways to do this and I would like to share a new one that I found.

    December 23, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled Extend Your Brand Voice to Unexpected Places.

    Even if your brand has established voice and tone guidelines, it’s a seemingly endless effort to ensure they’re implemented across your various customer touchpoints.

    December 18, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Salesforce Custom Lead Conversion.

    When converting leads we typically rely on the standard ‘Convert’ button.  But what if your requirements are more complicated than that?

    November 28, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Communicate from a Component to the Page - Visualforce.

    It is pretty easy to communicate with different parts of a Visualforce page, but what about telling the page what to do from a component?

    November 28, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled A Great Type-Ahead Component for Visualforce.

    In a recent project a type-ahead component was needed to make the user’s data-search experience much easier.  We found a nice one!

    November 28, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a white paper titled THE IMPACT OF IMAGERY ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

    Photographs in everyday life are our personal story, a timeline of our lives filled with faces and places that we love. Today, this type of thinking transfers to the business world where companies share images with their online communities and customers to make personal interactions as well. Images share the brand story, which can inspire, motivate and connect our communities. One image can capture a moment of a company story which would otherwise pass by, with little importance. However, the importance may be for others who search for your brand and see a set of images come together to form the narrative of your company story.

    In the digital world, social media and imagery go hand and hand. Through this engaging medium, photography has become a large part of the business world. Images are becoming the “universal language” that multiple people around the world can connect with. Images in today’s brands are used to connect with their audiences online, represent the brand authentically, and build relationships especially through digital content and social media.

    November 28, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Salesforce 2015 Winter Release - My Four Favorite Developer Goodies.

    It feels like the holiday season!  Another round of developer goodies from the Salesforce 2015 Winter release.  Yeah!

    November 26, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled The Ease of a Customer Community - Salesforce.

    Need to spin up a customer community?  Could I create one with just point-n-click action?  Yes.  Really?

    November 25, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled The Multi-Platform Mandate.

    The potent combination of shifting mobile behaviors, social media adoption and device proliferation means our content must be available anywhere, at any time.

    November 6, 2014: Jen Thompson posted a blog entry titled Mark Your Calendar: LIVE Healthcare & B2B Webinars Next Week.

    Ready to step up your customer or patient journey?

    Come join our free “The Extra Mile” webinars next week, specializing in healthcare and B2B + manufacturing. And walk away with cool tips, tools and takeaways – customized for your industry.

    October 30, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled What’s Your Core Content Strategy?.

    Many organizations may think they have a clear direction for content, yet few actually formalize it.