Posts relating to Sundog news, announcments or information.

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.

September 28, 2012 | Brent Teiken: The Sundog Difference at Dreamforce

Now that Dreamforce ’12 has wrapped up, I’m sure those of you at the conference or attending online are reflecting on the week that was and planning how to take advantage of the new ideas, conversations and exciting product announcements. Our post-conference discussions at Sundog have already led to a number of to-do’s, including additional planning around the Marketing Cloud.

September 21, 2012 | Alyssa Greve: How Marc Benioff got hugged at Dreamforce #MissionHugMarc Recap

Danielle Nabousli set out on a mission at Dreamforce this year to hug Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. With over 85,000 attendees at the conference, this was a farfetched goal until Danielle used social media to put her mission into action. Danielle blogged, vlogged and tweeted her Dreamforce experience and sure enough received a hug from Marc himself at the end of his Keynote speech on September 19th, 2012.

September 17, 2012 | Terry Luschen: Peace Corps and Present Day - Working Yourself out of a Job

One of the many things my Peace Corps experience taught me was the concept of working one’s way ‘out of a job’.  This applies to many areas of life including my work life here at Sundog.

September 17, 2012 | evoigtlander: Welcome to the Team

This week marks the start of Sundog’s fall internship rotation. We are welcoming three new talented Sundoggers into our family.  John, our veteran Analyst Intern, remains as the only guy on the team. But I don’t think he is complaining. This go around we will have intern representation on the marketing, studios, analyst and technology teams. We are expecting big things and we can’t wait to see the impact they’re going to have on our program.