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Machine-to-Machine Salesforce Integrations in Java with REST and SOAP

[James Ward] When doing a human-to-machine integration you should use the OAuth web or mobile flow so that the credentials never pass through the integration application. In the case of machine-to-machine integrations, the integration must have an integration user’s credentials and use either the username & password OAuth flow for REST or direct authentication for SOAP. – Learn more at Salesforce Developers Blog

Salesforce Expands Partnership with Girl Develop It—Get Involved!

[Mary Scotton] We’re expanding our partnership with Girl Develop It (GDI) this year by doubling the number of cities where Salesforce classes will be taught. Even better, we get to work with you, the Salesforce community, to help make it happen! Read on to learn how to get involved. – Learn more at Salesforce Developer’s Blog

Now, Salesforce can even read your mind

[Sven Gauly] It’s not enough that Salesforce can respond to your voice commands, nor is it enough that Salesforce can predict your next move, today the world’s #1 CRM can respond to your every thought, with Salesforce Kreskin (tm).

The new Salesforce feature is based on a product acquired last year, Trilby. It takes brain-computer-interfaces to the next level by attaching to your phone, like a card card reader. Except this dongle can swipe your mind.

Gone are the days when you had to actually say out loud “Salesforce, what’s on my dashboard today.” Now, with a thought, your dashboard appears.

Kreskin is perfect for getting work done on your phone in loud environments, where voice commands are just not practical.

For more, visit the Salesforce Kreskin product page.

Ultimate Salesforce Chrome Extensions 2017

There are now a huge amount of Chrome extensions out there for various functions when working with the Salesforce platform. These range from Apps that help you organise your various Salesforce logins, to full blown toolkits that are jam packed with productivity features. – Learn more at Salesforce Ben

Building Lightning Components with Chart.js

[Christophe Coenraets] When you need to build custom data visualization components, you can leverage third-party charting libraries like Chart.js, D3, and Highcharts. In this article, I share a set of Lightning Components built with Chart.js. – Learn more at Salesforce Developers Blog

Using VLOOKUP Validation Rules in Salesforce

[Brent Downey] VLOOKUP formulas are very beneficial in Excel, but did you can use them in Salesforce too? Unfortunately, the documentation wasn’t clear on how to use this feature, and I had a hard time understanding the syntax. Three pages of Google search results didn’t help one bit. – Learn more at Admin Hero

Top Open Source Projects

[DreamOps Crew] Without open source, there would be no Salesforce as we know it today.

Open source projects fuel the Salesforce core infrastructure in the same way fuels your managed packages.

As SFDC Architect Ian Varley puts it: “Open source lets you control your own destiny.”

Read more at DreamOps Success Group

How to Design, Build and Publish Your Lightning Component for AppExchange

This blog post provides a high level overview of the steps needed to create and publish a Lightning component for AppExchange. We will walk through the design, creation, testing and distribution of your Lightning component, with considerations for security, packaging, documentation and capturing success metrics. – Learn more at Salesforce Developers Blog

Pilot Madness!

[Ted Husted] Like many forward-looking Salesforce partners, we’ve been enrolling in the new developer pilots that are hitting the streets now. Here’s some public background links on the various pilots in progress now. – Learn more at NimbleUser

Salesforce DX Week 1

[Ben McCarthy] The SalesforceDX pilot started a week or two ago and BrightGen were lucky enough to be selected to participate (thanks to the sterling efforts of my colleague Kieran Maguire who didn’t screw up his signup, unlike me!). This week I’ve managed to spend a reasonable amount of time reading the docs and trying out the basics and it’s clear already that this is going to be a game changer. – Learn more at Bob Buzzard