My 6 Dreamforce 12 Sessions - Come Say 'Hi!'

I'm speaking in 6 sessions this year at Dreamforce 12 so if any of the below sessions interest you, please attend and say "hello!" when you are done. Would love to meet you! Rapid Development: Using Node.js for Mocking Apex Web Services Tuesday, September 18 - 1:00 p.…

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Node.js Demo with Force.com Streaming API & Socket.io

Apex Callouts and Outbound Messaging are great ways to get your data outside of salesforce.com for integration with external system. However, there are times when you are going to bump into Callout Limits or would like to use Outbound Messaging with non-SOAP endpoints. Never fear, for these types of…

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Node Boilerplate Project for Force.com with Express, Nforce & Async

I have to say that I'm addicted to Node. There are a ton of reasons why Node is awesome, but I like the fact that it is powerful, extensible and easy to get a new app up and running quickly. Over at CloudSpokes we actually have more Node apps in…

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Using Node.js to Host Development Web Services

One of the cool things about Node.js, besides the fact that it's fast and scalable, is that it's extremely easy to setup and get running. In a couple of minutes you can get a fully operational web server running with minimal code. I've been playing around with the Express…

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Video - Getting Started with Rails & Databasedotcom Gem

It the new year again and time for resolutions. I made a resolution about a year ago to learn ruby. If you are looking for something to learn this year I would recommend ruby and here's why: Salesforce.com bought Heroku for $220M Salesforce.com has been pushing "Open. Social.…

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"Chow Finder" - My Veterans Hackday 2011 App

This is my submission for the LinkedIn Veterans Hackday 2011. CloudSpokes threw in an extra $100 for any member that submitted as an extra incentive. Our members created some pretty cool apps and I'll be highlighting them shortly. Chow Finder is a mobile application for services members to easily locate…

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I'm Addicted to Play! on Heroku

I've been using Play! since Dreamforce 11 when Heroku announced support for it and I have to say that I'm addicted to it. If you love Java (and who doesn't) but hate developing Java applications with all of the crap that goes along with it (Maven, XML config files, deployments,…

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Demo App - Salesforce on Heroku (Java) with Play! Framework

At Dreamforce a couple of weeks ago, Heroku announced the public beta for the Play! Framework on their cedar stack. So if you love Java but hate the pain associated with developing web apps, then the Play Framework is for you. It's essentially a Ruby on Rails framework for Java.…

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It's Official! Heroku Loves Java

It's official! The Heroku blog proudly announced a couple of hours ago that "Java is the fourth official language available on the Cedar stack". There's even a nifty little "heroku for java in 5 minutes tutorial" that you can walk through to get up and running.…

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Demo App - Ruby, Rails & Force.com REST API on Heroku

So continuing with my learning Ruby series, I finally finished my sample app using the Force.com REST API. I ran into a few issues and fortunately Quinton Wall and Heroku support came to my rescue. Apparently require 'Accounts' and require 'accounts' aren't the same when running on Heroku. Go…

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