Friday, April 24, 2009

Phoenix User Group Meeting 4/23

Big thanks to David Gildar for leading the Phoenix User Group meeting last night. It was great to meet a bunch of local users.

I enjoyed iLinc's demonstration of how their web conferencing software integrates with salesforce. And Dan England gave a great demo of Informatica On Demand. If you're using the dataloader to get data in to or out of, you should definitely check out Informatica On Demand. It was the #1 Data Integration Service for last year and it's free!

I'm already looking forward to the next User Group meeting. If you're local to Phoenix, I hope to see you there! IDE 15.0.2 Now Available

From the blog:

"You'll want to install the latest version of the IDE. This maintenance release for Spring '09 includes several fixes and is highly recommended. For more information, check out the release notes."

The Deploy Applications to Production Faster wiki article was updated in the process as well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to Build an App on

If you're curious about what it's like to build an app on, I recommend watching the video from the in Action - Fast Application Development in the Cloud session that was presented at Cloudforce London. It's an outstanding introduction to many of the services that provides to business analysts and developers for free.

If you're inspired by the session and want to get your hands dirty, the exercises in the developer workbook are a great way to get started building apps on

The other session videos from Cloudforce London can be found here: