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September 15, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Integrating Pardot and Salesforce - User Interface Layer.

In a previous blog post I showed how to query a prospect from Pardot using the Pardot API.  In this blog post I will show you how to get that data back to the Visualforce page.

September 14, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Integrating Pardot and Salesforce - Data Layer.

Pardot is a Salesforce product that can be integrated in a variety of ways.  Read on to see how to call the Pardot API from Apex within Salesforce.

September 10, 2014: Jen Thompson posted a blog entry titled 10 Reasons to Watch: Customer Journey Live Webinar.

Want to walk a mile in your customer’s shoes? Let us take you a whole lot further.

You’re invited to join us for a new webinar series called “The Extra Mile: Step Up Your Customer Journey.” The first one starts Tuesday, September 16 at 11:30 am CT, and you can register right here.

September 9, 2014: Jen Thompson posted a blog entry titled Meet Our #DF14 Speakers.

Going to Dreamforce 2014?

Come meet a couple of Sundoggers who are packing their bags for San Francisco. This year, two of our high-tech experts have been invited to speak in the Developer Zone. In their sessions, you’ll find lots of real-world insights to hit the ground running with the Streaming API and maximizing VisualForce. Not to mention, they’re a couple of the coolest guys you’ll find at #DF14.

September 5, 2014: Jen Thompson posted a blog entry titled Countdown to #DF14: Walk a Block.

Ready for Dreamforce? The #RoadtoDF14 is getting closer, and we’d love for you to “Walk a Block” with us.

September 2, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a blog entry titled The Importance Of Empathy In Your Healthcare Marketing Plan.

It’s hard to find anyone whose life hasn’t been touched by serious illness in one way or another. We may watch as our grandparents suffer from memory loss, a friend has a baby prematurely, or cancer affects our own health.

August 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Excited to Speak at Dreamforce 2014.

Every year there are a few Sundoggers that make their way to San Francisco to attend Salesforce’s annual conference, Dreamforce.  This year will mark my second year attending the conference.  This will also give me another opportunity to share some of my knowledge I have learned on the platform with others by speaking in the Developer Zone.

August 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Creating Public RESTful Services in Salesforce.

In the course of working with a Salesforce and other connected systems, you are bound to run across a time when you need to create a public web service in Salesforce to be consumed by an outside system.  To me this seems fairly common.  Recently when I was going to try to create such a service, I was having troubles trying to find out where this was documented and was wondering if it was actually possible.

August 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled Calling RESTful Services on Salesforce Through the Native iOS SDK.

Salesforce does a lot of awesome things that help a developer work on getting stuff done rather than setting stuff up.  It is one of the reasons why I like the platform.  A lot of the repetitive work is taken care of automatically.  One such area is by using the Salesforce iOS and Android SDK’s.  They make it a matter of using node.js and running a command in the terminal to get a boilerplate app complete that allows you to connect to Salesforce and start building what needs to get done.

August 29, 2014: Craig Isakson posted a blog entry titled iOS JSON Tools Part II.

If you remember back to the initial blog post on JSON tools for iOS, I had mentioned using Jastor for parsing data in iOS.  Well, Jastor is no longer supported.  However, this does not mean that you have to do it all manually.  There is a new tool on the block and the new tool is JSONModel.

August 28, 2014: Dean Froslie posted a blog entry titled When Necessary, Opt for Stealth Content Strategy.

Using your stealthy superpowers, you can “bake” content strategy into projects and initiatives that are already underway.

August 28, 2014: Lynlee Espeseth posted a white paper titled Healthcare & Security Of Data In The Cloud.

The use of cloud technology in healthcare is growing rapidly. The rules and regulations that go along with storing patient data in the cloud are still frequently misunderstood. What do you need to know to protect your patients, their information, and your healthcare practice?

August 26, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Breakfast Recap – Social Media Etiquette.

Last week, at Social Media for Breakfast, Jennifer Kane, a marketing consultant and strategist, spoke on Social Media Etiquette in today’s business world. Jennifer shared some simple best practices. Overall, when engaging in social media for business, it’s important to be platform specific and appropriate. It’s important to understand the language and nature of the platform. Here are some best practices talked about at last week’s event:

August 25, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Social Media Audits and why they’re important.

One of the first things that must be done is a social media audit when starting to look at your social strategy. A social media audit is where we take a look at the current social channels and accounts associated with your brand and the plan behind each one. We also review how each channel is supported and who is engaging with each community. This gives us a larger vision to see how social media is managed internally and how it has grown over the past few years.

August 22, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Custom Buttons in SalesforceOne.

We understand well how to make a custom button interact with a Visualforce page on the standard page layouts in a desktop browser.  But how do we do that same functionality in Salesforce1?

August 22, 2014: Alyssa Greve posted a blog entry titled Keeping Up with the Social Industry.

One important role of the community manager is to stay up to date on the social industry topics and trends. I often use the tool feedly.com to keep track of the latest posts from my favorite blogs. As I share these favorite blogs with you, keep in mind you should also follow content related to your industry in addition to social media trends. This will help you stay knowledgeable of current news and how they could potentially impact your brand.

August 20, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Different Headers and Footers By Page in PDF - Salesforce.

Do you want to display different headers and footers on different pages of a rendered PDF?  If so, then read on for some ideas on how to get this accomplished.

August 18, 2014: Zach Johnson posted a blog entry titled Webinar Preview: Step Up Your Customer Journey.

Think back to the last AMAZING brand experience you had. That wasn’t an accident. Someone or some team carefully crafted that experience from start to finish, and they did good enough work that it impacted you. Now think back to a HORRIBLE brand experience you had. Someone or some team haphazardly (if at all) “crafted” that experience – with a lack of customer empathy.

August 11, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled A Recipe for Saving a PDF as an Attachment - Salesforce.

Doing the actual save as a PDF is not hard, but there are a few ingredients to the recipe to make it all fit together.

August 8, 2014: Terry Luschen posted a blog entry titled Controlling the Margins and Footers of a Visualforce PDF - Salesforce.

Having a Visualforce page display as a PDF is pretty easy, but how can you control the margins and footers? Read on for some ideas.