Posts relating to Sundog news, announcments or information.

April 20, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Extending Informatica Cloud With a .NET EXE

Informatica Cloud has great functionality out of the box.  Read on for an easy way to extend your integration toolkit while using Informatica Cloud.

April 10, 2013 | Danielle Naboulsi: MARKETO SUMMIT 2013: The Social Business Professional Keynote

Find out what Marketo Summit attendees heard during The Social Business Professional Keynote, in this recap by Sundog EVP Jodi Heilman. 

April 10, 2013 | Danielle Naboulsi: Marketo Summit 2013: Leveraging the Dynamic Customer Journey

Find out what Heidi learned at the Marketo Summit session: Leveraging the Dynamic Customer Journey, by Jeremiah Owyang from Altimeter

April 08, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Parsing XML in Salesforce APEX

When doing integrations a very common task is to parse through XML.  Read on for some ideas on how to get this done efficiently.

March 18, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Five Pieces of Advice to Kickstart Your Career as a Software Developer

So, you want to be a software developer?  Listed in this post are five pieces of advice on how to jump start your career.

March 10, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Recursion on the Platform

Recursion is a technique that needs to be implemented on each platform and is no different.  Here are some pointers to help you get started.

February 12, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Saving the contents of an image or file URL as an attachment or Salesforce content

There are times when we can only get a link to an image or file.  What if we want to bring that file into Salesforce?  We can get that done using the APEX HTTPRequest object.

January 29, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Three reasons why I like Crow’s Foot Notation for Enterprise Relationship Diagrams (ERDs).

Even with Salesforce one of my most common tasks is to do data modeling.  Here are three reasons why I like to see Crow’s Foot Notation on the whiteboard.

January 21, 2013 | Terry Luschen: Creating parent relationships with the Partner API

Even though the APEX Data Loader does not allow you to specify a parent relationship using an external ID, that does not mean that the partner API cannot do it.  Read on for further details…

November 26, 2012 | Terry Luschen: The Metadata calls describeMetadata and listMetadata

The last couple of weeks I have been exploring the Deploy and Retrieve calls of the Metadata API for Salesforce.  This week I will show you some VB.NET code for the describeMetadata and listMetadata API calls.

October 29, 2012 | Terry Luschen: Salesforce Platform - It is all built in.

The reason that the Salesforce platform amazes me and our clients each day is because of how the data model is exposed through all the parts of the platform.  I would like to share with you some of those platform pieces.

October 08, 2012 | Terry Luschen: Leverage in Football and Software Development - How to Prepare for Creating a Great Solution

There is a saying that if you start preparing when an opportunity presents itself, then that opportunity will pass you by.  How do you get yourself or a young developer on your team ready to build a great solution?  Read on for some comparisons of my favorite sport football to some developer training ideas.