AppWrench Thinks My Code Needs Help

One of my fellow Appirians sent me an email today pointing me to the AppWrench site. AppWrench is a profiling tool for App Engine that runs both locally (for free!)¬†and for applications deployed on App Engine. In addition to profiling, you can also display Data Store and Memcache API…

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Can't Get On The Apex Scheduler Pilot? Here's a Short Term Solution.

In Winter '10, Salesforce.com released the Apex Scheduler. This feature allows you to schedule Apex classes to run at specific times. The features appears to be widely popular (200+ votes on the IdeaExchange) but is only in limited release. I've heard from a number of companies that they were…

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Virtual File System for Google App Engine

App Engine has a number of security restrictions that it imposes on applications. One that is often cited as a major source of frustration is the inability to read/write to a local file system. It looks like the developer community may have developed a workaround. Kyle Roche sent me…

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Busy as a Salesforce Beaver

A couple of people have asked me if I'm dead since my blog has been rather light for the last week or so. I actually have a full-time job and unfortunately that is getting in the way of my blogging. Work at Appirio is quite busy as I just wrapped…

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App Engine SDK 1.2.6 Released

Some cool new features were released yesterday for App Engine. : Incoming Email - You can now enable mail as an inbound service (just like XMPP) so users can email your application at whatever@yourappid.appspotmail.com. Inbound messages are converted to HTTP requests (just like XMPP) which you can receive…

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Google Wave and Force.com

Tomorrow is the big day that Google distributes 100,000 previews to people that signed up for early access. I've been trying to get my hands on an account for awhile and even trying to pay off Scott McMullan didn't work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed; I've got some really…

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Appirio Announces Cloudsourcing Focus

The Appirio CIO Blog has a great new post called, "Cloudsourcing: Where Cloud Computing Meets Outsourcing". Some organizational changes have been to focus on this emerging segment of the cloud market. How do CIO move their IT assets to clouds like Salesforce, Amazon, and Google? What's the roadmap look like?…

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Google Short Links

I found this tip on my buddy Kyle Roche's blog this morning. It's such a great service that I had to repost it (aka rip it off). Google has released an awesome new Labs feature called Google Short Links that allows you to easily create descriptive shortcuts to web URLs.…

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Creating a Salesforce.com Robot with Google Wave and GAE/J

My buddy Kyle Roche has an awesome post today on how to create a Google Wave robot on App Engine that contributes to the conversation with information from Salesforce.com using the Force.com toolkit for Google App Engine. If you are not familiar with Google Wave check out this…

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Google App Engine Updates

A few days ago Google release version 1.2.5 of the App Engine SDK. A few notable features were included in the release: XMPP support for both the Python and Java SDK. This will allow you to write applications that exchange messages with any XMPP-based network, including but not…

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