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Sunday
Mar272011

From the Bunny Hill to the Black Diamond: Salesforce.com Covers the Gamut

Sorry about the snow skiing lingo, but my mind is still on Spring Break! The title just means that Salesforce.com is great about covering the gamut. Preparing the newest of user, admin, and developer all the way to the most savvy of experts how to use their product to the fullest.   Because of the pace at which anything working in the cloud moves, it's a challenge to keep up with the latest information.  They do a great job on keeping the information flowing from their headquarters out to their customers,  whichever end of the spectrum you are on.

A couple of posts back I mentioned the Intro to Force.com programming webinar on March 9. I know a couple of people in my office benefited from reviewing the basics and were happy SF offered the topic. In the spirit of continuing to celebrate 1,000,000 lines of Apex code, they also have on the calendar this week a webinar covering Apex Code Testing and Coverage Best Practices. According to the Force.com Blog, this one is a deep dive for the experts. You can hit the registration page here and choose between two sessions on March 30. According to the blog post, topics covered will be:
    • The testing and code coverage facilities
    • Common test coverage patterns and anti-patterns
    • Test coverage challenges
    • Spring '11 test coverage features

Sunday
Mar062011

Intro to Force.com Programming

I love how Salesforce.com thinks! In celebration of reaching 1,000,000,000 lines of Apex code, they celebrate by teaching more programmers about how to join up and get started. Blink and you might miss it though--the webinar is THIS week, Wednesday, March 9. You can choose between 7am PST or 10am PST if they are both still available when you register.

If you or someone in your office would benefit from the basics of Apex-the programming language for the Force.com platform, then act fast and register. The list of instructional goals during the webinar are introductions to the following topics:

  • Apex syntax, and the contexts in which you can use the language
  • Apex's database integration and use in programming UI controllers
  • The testing and code coverage facilities
  • Other uses, such as web services and asynchronous execution

We have a new developer registered as well as a couple of people who are not developers but need to understand a little more about the capabilities of Apex. Oh, and maybe one of us will win the new iPod Touch that is being given away!