Build a Bulk Emailer for Salesforce with App Engine

Sometimes you just want to send a crapload of email from Salesforce.com. However, like every PaaS platform there are limits baked into the multi-tenant environment so you don't stomp on other tenants' resources. Salesforce.com limits you to 2000 emails per day for each Salesforce license. So if you…

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Need Some Spring Apps Ideas for VMforce!

So a few months ago I promised to put together a Spring / Chatter / App Engine demo that could be possibly ported to VMforce. Since our Handbook is off to the printers, I'm back to doing fun stuff! I'm looking for some ideas for a demo project that you typically wouldn't…

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Install My Salesforce Chatter for Android App on Your Phone

Salesforce.com invited me to attend Cloudforce last Tuesday to demo my Salesforce Chatter for Android app. The reception was incredible and there is a big push to get a Salesforce.com app running on Android. Parker Harris (Co-founder & EVP, Technology) even made the statement in the keynote that,…

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Salesforce Chatter for Android

My blog has been a little quiet since I left for Google IO a few weeks ago and this is primarily the reason why. In addition to my day job I've been working on getting up-to-speed on Android development. Google sent me a Droid about a month before the conference…

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Google I/O 2010 Recap

I'm back from Google I/O 2010 in San Francisco and am finally able to take a breath. There were over 5,000 developers, 90+ technical sessions, over 180 companies peddling their tech in the Sandbox and a steady stream of product and technology announcements. It was two action-packed days…

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Appirian Chat Bot for Salesforce.com and Google Apps

At Appirio not only do we develop cloud-based applications for our customers but we build a lot of dog-food applications that we use internally. Developed by our own Jason Kadarusman, our cloud fabric chat bot, Appirian, is built on Google App Engine and integrates with Salesforce.com, our Professional Services…

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Integrate Chatter & Twitter on Google App Engine using OAuth

Cross-posted at the Appirio Tech Blog. At Appirio we've been excited about Salesforce Chatter for quite a while. We firmly believe that Chatter has the potential to bridge the gap between enterprise applications and the way people work. We were luckily enough to receive special prerelease access to Chatter to…

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Error Compiling WSC AppEngine Partner Jar for Salesforce.com Sandbox

I'm working on a demo for Google App Engine that connects to one of our Salesforce.com Sandboxes (hope to be done tomorrow or Monday). The Force.com Web Service Connector (WSC) project has a partner-library.jar that you can download and add to your project to get up and…

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GWT UiBinder Hello World Tutorial

I've been working on a new project the past couple of weeks that (fortunately) requires Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and I wanted to use the new UiBinder that was released with GWT 2.0 in early December for a number of reasons (clean separation of UI and code, easier collaboration…

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JDO/JPA Persistence with Google App Engine

I ran across Max Ross' blog today (he's a App Engine Engineer working on persistence) and was surprised to find a wealth of articles, code and tips on persistence using JDO and JPA on Google App Engine. Creating A Bidrectional Owned One-To-Many - Code and demo of an owned, bidirectional,…

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