Sample Ruby on Rails Force.com Canvas App

Force.com Canvas apps are a great way to extend the Force.com platform with existing legacy apps or to take advantage of existing packages and libraries on other platforms. Lately I've been writing a lot of node.js apps but needed to whip up a quick demo using Rails…

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Force.com Streaming API with Ruby

I must publicly confess my love with the Force.com Streaming API. (Don't tell my wife.) Last September I wrote a blog post entitled, Node.js Demo with Force.com Streaming API & Socket.io that showed how to stream events from Saleforce.com to the browser using Node.js.…

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Restforce Ruby Gem for Salesforce.com

As one of the committers for the Databasedotcom gem, I follow most of the other committers to see what they are working on. I was pleasantly surprised a few months back when Eric Holmes started pushing code for a project called "Restforce". I nearly fell out of my seat when…

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OAuth Dance -- "client identifier invalid" with Salesforce.com

So over at CloudSpokes we use OAuth for everyone that logs into our Database.com (Salesforce) org. It's been working fine for over a year but the last couple of days the OAuth dance have been failing randomly (5% of the time?) for one our our rails apps with the…

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Build a Command Line App for Force.com with Ruby & Thor

Over at CloudSpokes we write a lot of ruby code (CloudSpokes.com runs on Heroku in Ruby with Database.com as the backend) for debugging, data migration, utilities and more. We typically just write a quick ruby class and run it from the command line to execute the script. However,…

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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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Ruby 1.9.2 Install Errors with Mac OS X Lion and RVM

I got my shiny new MBP on Friday and spent a good part of the weekend installing software. I ran into a installation issue with RVM and Ruby and just want to post a fix in case anyone runs across it. Just to be clear, the issue seems to be…

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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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Learning Rails with ... Zombies!

My buddies over at Twilio released a new service yesterday called Twilio Client. I got the scoop about this a number of weeks ago and couldn't wait to talk about it.¬†Twilio Client is a super slick service that allows you to: Make Outbound Phone Calls From the Browser Receive…

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