January 28, 2015 | Susanna Oliver: Interviews with email users: Marissa

Let me introduce you to Marissa. She’s a recent college grad working a job she loves. She’s technically savvy, as are most of her generation. Last week, I had a nice chat with her about how she perceives and uses promotional emails. Here’s what we can learn from her as a typical, young consumer.

January 28, 2015 | Dean Froslie: Five (More) Great Content Strategy Reads

Last summer, I highlighted a few great content strategy reads and it’s time for a new roundup of content geekiness.

January 28, 2015 | Terry Luschen: Calling Amazon MWS - Part 2

In the last blog post I looked at getting connected to the Amazon MWS API.  Now lets look at the specific RequestReport call.

January 27, 2015 | Susanna Oliver: Interviews with email users: Jer

And this is Jer. He’s a proud grandpa and if he had a smartphone, he’d be showing you pictures of his newest grandson! As a member of the silver-hair club, he’s more comfortable shuffling paper than traversing the computer landscape, but he’s active on his email and knows a good deal when he sees one.

January 27, 2015 | Susanna Oliver: Interviews with email users: Jenny

Meet Jenny. She’s a busy mom and a deal hunter. When she shops, she’s armed with coupons, and when she goes online, her promo codes are ready. She gets a lot of promotional emails, so let’s hear what she has to say.

January 27, 2015 | Terry Luschen: 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 13, 2015 | Craig Isakson: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.