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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Making Your Salesforce iOS SDK Apps Work on XCode 8/ iOS 10

iPhone-6-iOS-10-UpdateIt’s the most exciting time of the year for any Apple developers (iOS/ watchOS/ macOS/ tvOS) – it’s WWDC 2016. Apple just released the Developer Preview for XCode 8 which lets you build and test your apps for iOS 10 – the next major version that will be released this fall.

The first thing I tried after downloading XCode 8 was to see how nicely (or how badly) the Salesforce iOS SDK will play with it.

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Bootstrapping the Force.com PHP Toolkit – Part 1

Img80_phpOne of the best things about being a Salesforce developer is that there’re lots of open-source projects and tools available. The bad thing though is that since there are so many of these, most of these aren’t updated regularly enough. The Force.com PHP Toolkit is one such framework which although is very powerful, but the user interface is completely dated as it’s not been updated since year 2010.

I decided to pick it up, enhance it and jazz it up a little bit to adopt to the modern times. Read on to find out more.

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Salesforce1 Meets Avengers: Join Me For the MarvelForce Open Source Project!

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I’m a person with a lot of crazy ideas and I usually try and give most of those ideas a shot to see if craziness apart, I can make them happen. And no surprise, that I love super heroes as they do crazy things all the time 🙂 One of those ideas last year – was to do a mashup of Salesforce with Marvel API to build a ‘Salesforce1 Meets Avengers’ integration.

Crazily enough, Salesforce actually accepted this as one of my proposals for Dreamforce 2015 and it ranks among my favourite sessions till date. It’s been fun building this project which I call ‘Marvelforce’ and bring it to a stage where it can graduate from just an experiment to something more concrete.

And I’m looking for volunteers (Salesforce developers, Marvel fans, superhero fanboys) to take this to the next level. Read on if the details interest you so far!

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Salesforce World Tour – Lightning Strikes New York!

featuredThe Salesforce World Tour is a series of global one-day events jam packed with lots of interesting sessions for developers, administrators and business users alike. The past events including London, Chicago, Washington and several others have been a resounding success.

And now the Salesforce World Tour is heading to New York City on Thursday – June 18th and I’ll be in attendance.

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