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11 Jan 2018

How to Use Lightning Components in Flows & More

Kelsey Sanders Posted in: Communities, Lightning, Marketing Automation, Salesforce

Flows in Salesforce, also known as Visual Workflows, are powerful tools that allow for the automation of various business processes without the use of custom code. The cloud flow designer allows you to build flows that execute logic, interact with Salesforce, call Apex classes and collect data from a user in screen elements. The Winter 18 Salesforce release brings even more functionality into Flows.

27 Dec 2017

Dreamforce Trailblazers, Trends & Takeaways: What’s Ahead for 2018

Damie Berkey Posted in: Events, Dreamforce, Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Manufacturing, Salesforce

For the past 11 years, Sundog has been attending Dreamforce in San Francisco. Each year we leave inspired, intrigued and energized about the new developments, new technology and new applications that we can leverage for our clients. It is the place to dream, discover and - most importantly - collaborate with others in the industry.

20 Dec 2017

The Basics of Calling a Lightning Component from a Salesforce Lightning Detail Page

Terry Luschen Posted in: Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Salesforce, Web Development

A few years ago, I wrote this post: The Basics of Calling a Visualforce Page from a Salesforce Detail Page. It illustrated a very simple way to use a custom button from a detail page to call a Visualforce Page with an Apex Controller, so some action on that record could be taken, and then return to the detail page.

19 Dec 2017

Salesforce & Google: What the New Partnership Means to You

Susanna Oliver Posted in: Events, Dreamforce, Google, Google Analytics, Lightning, Marketing Cloud, Sales Cloud, Salesforce

A partnership announcement at Dreamforce 2017 is sending shocks around the world. Tech giants Salesforce and Google have partnered to integrate their marketing and sales features - creating a robust toolbox to help their customers work smarter, work faster and convert leads into revenue.

6 Sep 2017

3 Tips & Takeaways for Creating Your Lightning Bolt Solution

Terry Luschen Posted in: Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Next Revolution, Salesforce, Web Development, Technical Strategy

Lightning Bolt, the new Salesforce framework for deploying next generation communities and portals, is going to make standing up industry-specific applications very efficient.

31 Aug 2017

How to Use SLDS Design Tokens in a Custom Lightning Community Theme

Susanna Oliver Posted in: Communities, Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Salesforce

Have users who want to customize branding, colors and buttons in a Lightning Community? Design tokens are the key.

23 Aug 2017

Creating Responsive Communities with Salesforce Lightning & Community Builder

Craig Johnson Posted in: Communities, Community Cloud, Lightning, Responsive Design, Salesforce

Why is a responsive community so important? Well, it depends who you ask and what they do. From a technical mindset, the answer is pretty clear based on today’s users and their preferred devices. Mobile design is the new standard. So why is it still so painful to develop a community with a mobile experience that rivals desktop? And at the end of the day, what is most important to your users anyway?

17 Aug 2017

Sales Cloud PRM + partnerDRIVEN:  A Match Made in the Cloud

Jennifer Lefor Posted in: Communities, Lightning, Manufacturing, Next Revolution, partnerDRIVEN, PRM, Sales Cloud, Salesforce

Salesforce.com is no stranger to releasing industry-specific solutions, from financial services to healthcare. And their dual-focus on industries and communities this year makes perfect sense. After all, solutions built with an understanding of business process and industry-specific methodology are typically at the top of the list for implementation.

11 Jan 2017

Understanding Lightning Component Events

Susanna Oliver Posted in: HTML, JavaScript, Lightning, Salesforce, Web Development

Lightning components are designed to be self-contained and independent. While this is great for modular development and encapsulation, it comes at a price. That price is JavaScript. JavaScript from one component can’t talk with another, and that’s why Lightning components use events. Events handle any interaction that needs to take place between components: button clicks, modals, etc.