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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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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SpringSource and VMware - A Match Made in the Cloud?

VMware recently announced the acquisition of SpringSource, an open-source Java tools maker, for $400M. Not bad for SpringSoruce which only has $25M in revenues. I've been a big fan of SpringSource and user of their tools for quite a while. Hopefully this turns out to be a good deal for…

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Force.com Sites vs. Google App Engine - Why We Chose Sites

Late May we released our Force.com Sites application for one of our internal companies, Taylor and Francis. The Sites app is part of a larger Salesforce.com project that involves identfifying new book sales opportunities, sending professors inspection copies of requested books and obtaining feedback on what professors intended…

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Google App Engine for Java and Force.com Java Toolkit Demo

When the Force.com for Google App Engine Java Toolkit was in development I promised Ron Hess and Ryan Marples some feedback on my development efforts and to provide some demo applications for the project. Unfortunately the toolkit was released roughly the same time that our Sites pilot application went…

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A Big, Scalable Bucked of RIA Goodness

I was thinking about writing this tutorial but it looks like someone has already beat me to it. This is a really good example of using Flex, BlazeDS and Eclipse with Google App Engine for Java for a highly scalable interface. He even references the GAE/J hack for Adobe…

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JSTL Issue with GAE/J and Spring

I was porting an existing Spring application to GAE/J and was having an issue with JSTL not rendering correctly. It was just dumping the code to the browser. I finally tracked down the issue to the web.xml that is generated by GAE/J. This issue seems to be…

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Force.com Integration Announced for GAE/J

The cat is finally out of the bag regarding the new Force.com integration with Google App Engine for Java. I've been working with Ron Hess and Ryan Marples for roughly a month or so on the project and it's been very hard to keep the secret. Ron and Ryan…

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15 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex, BlazeDS and Salesforce.com

InfoQ has a really good article entitled, 13 Reasons for Java Programmers to Learn Flex and BlazeDS. I've been a big fan of Flex front ends for Java for a long time and have a couple of application running in production with Adobe BlazeDS. I have a tutorial to help…

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Get Your Java Code Jumpin' with Roo

If you develop Java applications with Spring, you'll be excited to learn that SpringSouce announced at last week's SpringOne Eupope conference a new round-trip, open source code generation tool for it's framework called "Roo". Ben Alex has an enlightening blog post about Roo and will be discussing the…

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