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Preparing for the Salesforce.com Developer 401 Exam

I recently passed the Salesforce.com (SFDC) DEV 401 Certification exam and wanted to share my secrets to success.  Not too long ago I posted an article on Preparing for the Salesforce.com Administrator Exam and a lot of the ideas there apply to this exam as well.

From my experience with the Salesforce.com certification exams, I think […]

By |February 18th, 2013|Salesforce.com|0 Comments

Great Open Source Tool for Salesforce.com: Workbench

Force.com and the Setup menu within a Salesforce.com organization have a lot of tools for administrators and developers to leverage to accomplish a variety of tasks.  Tasks such as:

View object METADATA
View actual object data/records
Search for specific data
Develop APEX classes
Develop APEX triggers
Develop APEX unit tests
Importing Data
Exporting Data
Working with the Salesforce APIs
And much more. . .

One tool that […]

By |January 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How does Salesforce.com do it?

I have always been impressed with the architecture and design of the Salesforce.com platform ever since I started looking at it.  The multitenant solutions they have found to common problems such as:

how to handle security at an organization, user, profile and field levels
how to manage data between the client and the backend (ORM)
how to create […]

By |January 23rd, 2013|Salesforce.com|0 Comments

Preparing for the Salesforce.com Administrator Exam

When I first started looking at Salesforce.com I was quickly overwhelmed with the various editions, platforms, logins, clouds, apps and a million other topics surrounding this awesome SaaS platform.  Where was I to begin?  Well, I’m a developer by trade so I naturally started looking at all the developer related materials and progressed through the […]

By |January 7th, 2013|Salesforce.com|0 Comments

Salesforce.com – Setup User Signature Template for your Organization


I want to send e-mails to my Leads and Contacts from within Salesforce with my standard e-mail signature, but the OOB e-mail signature does not support HTML.  I want to add a mailto and website link as well as our company logo, any ideas?


You can achieve this with an HTML e-mail template per user or […]

By |December 27th, 2012|Salesforce.com, Uncategorized|2 Comments