Salesforce Mobile SDK v5.1 Live – Here’s What You Need To Know!

The Salesforce Mobile SDK team has been working in overdrive mode for the last few months. While I was still catching up on the changes made in 5.0 release (released in December 2016), there has been substantial work done over the last quarter and v5.1 has been released earlier this week.

For someone who’s followed the Mobile SDK since it’s early days, I believe this release is a major milestone and a massive turning point for developers as it brings several features that turn this open-source Github project into an enterprise-grade development kit.  Read on to know more about what’s changed, why and how it impacts you.

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MarvelForce: I’m Speaking at Texas Dreamin’

cropped-texas-logoWhile I’m still afresh with the memories of my talk at London’s Calling 2017, I got notified that I’ll be talking about MarvelForce at the upcoming Texas Dreamin’ conference on May 11-12, 2017

I’ve never been able to spend as much time as I wanted on my open source MarvelForce project but I’m hoping that such acceptance at leading community events force me to keep updating and enhancing it.

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2016: My Salesforce Year In Review!

2016“The trouble is, you think you have time” — Jack Kornfield

Although I’d like to believe that I’ve become a lot more organised and disciplined in terms of time management over the last couple of years, I’ve no qualms in admitting that there are still occasions where time often moves too fast for me to be able to catch up. Over the holiday break last week, I sat down to reflect on how year 2016 went by and I could literally re-live most of the special moments through the year, as it was yesterday. Of course, it’s a sort of an annual tradition for me and I wrote about my annual review last year as well.

Overall, it was a satisfying and fulfilling year 2016 for me. So, here’s a recap of what kept me excited and busy through out the year.

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Memoirs from Salesforce Advantage Tour, Singapore – November 2016!

If I were to say that year 2016 has been ‘busy’, it would be a gross understatement and I hope to write about it in the coming weeks.

A couple of weeks back, I was asked to help out at the Salesforce Advantage Tour in Singapore. Coincidentally, I was scheduled to be on a business trip to Singapore during the same week so the timing couldn’t have been any better!

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I’m the (Kevin) Bacon of the Salesforce Community (Cross Post)

screen-shot-2017-02-16-at-6-48-03-pmIf you’ve been in the Salesforce ecosystem for a while, there’s a good chance that you’ve interacted with or heard about Eric Dreshfield. Among other things, Eric is widely known for being one of the brains behind the very popular Midwest Dreamin conference. He’s been running a popular blog series titled ‘I’m the (Kevin) Bacon of the Salesforce Community’ which showcases varying personalities –  Salesforce employees, MVPs, User Group Leaders, Partners etc. in the global Salesforce community.

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Salesforce MVP: Neither A Means, Nor An End – The Journey Continues!

EMVP Logo - Round Cornersxactly four weeks back (29th July 2016 to be precise), Salesforce announced the Summer’16 class of Salesforce MVPs and I’m truly humbled and honoured to be on that list. It’s been an interesting and exciting few weeks since then, first – it took a while for the news and the recognition to sink in. And since then, it’s been all about setting time aside to learn more and getting used to various aspects of being a part of the MVP ranks.

With time passing by, that euphoria has somewhat settled – so it’s take time to reflect on what it means for me to be a Salesforce MVP, the journey so far and what lies ahead. The opinions are purely my own and a reflection of the collective thoughts on the experience of being recognised as a Salesforce MVP.

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Bootstrapping the Force.com PHP Toolkit – Wrap up!

Img80_phpEarlier this year, I spent a couple of weeks re-visiting the Force.com PHP Toolkit and decided to enhance it with a modern user interface and some useful features such as CRUD operations and import/export to CSV.

I’ve cleaned up the code now and it’s available on my Github repo. Let’s do a quick recap of the earlier tutorials and what we covered in each of these.

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