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July 30, 2014 | Dean Froslie: Does Your Content Build Relationships?

As we create content, we obsess over so many considerations. It’s easy to lose sight of perhaps the most crucial factor: Does our content build relationships?

July 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Creating Classes and Triggers in APEX Using the Tooling API

Have you ever or are you now in a situation where you need to create an Apex class or trigger via Apex code and you are looking for a good way to do so?  Then you have come to right place.  This post will outline a simple and easy way to create these files in your Apex code that can be run from anywhere.

July 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Working With Dynamic Markers in Google Maps JS API

Google Maps has been around for quite a while.  As such, when I came across the need to add dynamic markers to a map I did some searching.  My search didn’t really yield what was looking for.  There were a couple of similar situations I had found but nothing that really worked well.

July 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Starting a PushTopic for the Streaming API in Salesforce

If you have ever used the Streaming API in Salesforce you know that you need to create a PushTopic for users to subscribe to for streaming to work.  Not a big deal right?  It’s just an object and the topics are just records in the object.

July 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Upload an Image From Your Mobile Device to Salesforce Using Cordova

If you have ever built a hybrid mobile application on the Salesforce Platform, you are probably familiar with Cordova.  Cordova allows your application to talk to mobile specific hardware via a JavaScript API.  This allows you the ability to tap into all the device features via JavaScript which allows for cross platform functionality.  In this blog post I will outline using your device’s camera to take a picture and subsequently upload that picture a content item in a Chatter Feed.

July 29, 2014 | Alyssa Greve: Is the shotgun approach more effective than the rifle approach to social media?

In Jay Baer’s latest presentation at Social Fresh conference this past month, he asks, “Is the shotgun approach more effective than the rifle approach to social media?” After watching the presentation and looking forward to listening to Jay speak in Fargo, ND this September, I decided I wanted to reflect and share my thoughts together on this topic.

July 28, 2014 | Terry Luschen: Sticking with Standard Functionality - Yet Another Example

Salesforce’s release of ‘Sales Reach’, a new solution for the Salesforce1 Sales Cloud app, yet again shows why it is best to stay with standard functionality on the Force.com platform.

July 28, 2014 | Alyssa Greve: 5 ways to build relationships on Twitter

Twitter is a great tool to build relationships and connect with others online. More youth are joining the platform to engage as a secondary platform as they watch TV or engage in an event. This allows them to connect with others watching the same show or at the same event. However, in the business world, Twitter many times is under-utilized in building relationships. Today, lets take a look at the top 5 ways to engage and build relationships on twitter.

July 28, 2014 | Terry Luschen: Student, Well-Rounded and A Person Built for Others

How do you grow a developer into these types of roles:  Consultant, Leader, Expert and Engineer?  I think it is by developing all pieces of the developer.

July 26, 2014 | Terry Luschen: Anti-Spam Laws - Salesforce

Salesforce is not setup to be a large email spamming platform, but even one wrongly sent email can break email regulations around the world.  Read on for some details on some of the features in Salesforce for working with these anti-SPAM regulations.

July 26, 2014 | Terry Luschen: Taking Care of HIPAA Data - Salesforce Style

So you are dealing with health-care patient data in Salesforce?  What are some HIPAA related concepts to keep in mind?

July 24, 2014 | Alyssa Greve: 2014 Social Media Facts

As social media is always changing, it’s always beneficial to keep up to date with the most recent stats in the industry. I have collected the top stats from multiple sources I follow below. Take a look and see how the industry is shifting in the space of social media.