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Friday
Sep172010

Winter '10 Release 

Code Scheduler & Batch Code Processor

I'm just now getting the chance to sit down and read the release notes for the Salesforce.com Winter '10 release. There are some cool things going in from a developer standpoint (not to mention as an end user).

Salesforce.com Code Scheduler

The code scheduler being introduced is awesome. It's a cron-like mechanism that allows you to configure when your processes run so that you don't have to kick them off manually. It sounds simple, but this is a really nice thing to have. You can no create execution schedules and kick off Apex code. The Salesforce.com code scheduler also allows you to monitor/edit schedules programmatically (as well as through the UI).

Salesforce.com Batch Code Processor

With the batch code processor, you can now batch/deploy asynchronous processes. This allows you to perform operations on an entire set of data within a single batch process. I can think of about 101 uses for this. The example they give in the release notes is perfect - building a process to validate all your account addresses and have it run in the background.

Read the full Salesforce.com Winter '10 release notes here.

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