Introducing Slackforce: A Salesforce Slack Community

[Robert Watson] Applications like Slack, Hipchat, and Google Hangouts are all different options that many companies use to promote sharing, collaboration, and transparency. But how do you stay connected to your overall community? – Learn more at Just Another Watson

Free Debugger for Unlimited Edition

[Josh Kaplan] Some of you are now saying some (or all) of the following:

“Wait, why not me?”
“But I already had one, what now?”
“Salesforce DX rules! What about scratch orgs?”
“Great. How does this help ISVs?”

Allow me to address each of these. – Learn more at Salesforce Developers Blog

Tips for an Effective Architecture Review Board

[Joe Castro] Does your Salesforce environment have integrations with other systems in your organization? Do you use custom VisualForce Pages or Lightning Components? How much Apex are you using in Triggers and Classes? Do you have multiple development teams? An Architecture Review Board (ARB) is a great way to ensure that the customizations in your Salesforce organization deliver valued functionality – Learn more at Appirio

The Thousand Developer March on DX GA

[Ted Husted] The Salesforce DX pilot is imminent, and it’s a pilot with a difference. Sure, DX is a groundbreaking initiative for Salesforce, breathtaking in its scope. Among other things, DX: Moves the source of truth from the cloud environment to source control – Learn more at NimbleUser

From waterfall to pipeline to mobius strip

[Ted Husted] Once upon a time, a man named Royce published his recommended improvements to how large projects delivered software and accidentally popularized the “Waterfall” methodology. In a paper called “Managing the Development of Large Software Systems” (1970), Dr. Winston W. Royce recommended that large projects skip the initial systems and software requirements stages, jump straight to program design, and deliver working software in at least two iterations (instead of only one). – Learn more at NimbleUser

Pair Programming with Salesforce App Cloud

[Craig Ceremuga] Pair Programming is as an agile software development technique in which two programmers work as a pair together on one workstation. Pair Programming on the Salesforce App Cloud has yielded many benefits for NimbleUser and this blog highlights lessons learned. – Learn more at NimbleUser

Designing with the Users in Mind

[Cesar Para] Having hard data from real user tests is often times the best practice but is not always plausible, especially for smaller, “less risky” changes to the interface. This is where heuristic evaluations come in. As far a user experience goes, heuristics are rules of thumb that can guide usability.
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Comparing Application Deployment: 2005 vs. 2015

[James Ward] Over the past 10 years the ways we build and deliver applications has changed significantly. It seems like much of this change has happened overnight but don’t worry, it is perfectly normal to look up and feel disoriented in the 2015 deployment landscape. – Learn more at James Ward

17 Sites Every Force.com Developer Should Bookmark

[Jeff Douglas] The Salesforce developer ecosystem is expanding nearly as fast as my waistline and it’s hard to keep up with all of the new developments. There are three releases per year that unleash a flood of new features and upgrades plus the push for Salesforce1 Lightning is in full swing. How do you stay informed? I’ve put together a number of resources that you should bookmark and check often for the latest and greatest info, tutorials and thought leadership articles. – Learn more at Jeff Douglas

5 Skills Salesforce Devs Need for 2015

[Jeff Douglas] Looking at the state of Salesforce and what is coming down the pike, here are 5 broad “skills” that Salesforce developers should be familiar with for 2015. – Learn more at Jeff Douglas