MavensMate overview video

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Here’s a video overview of the Sublime Text plugin for, MavensMate.


Live Twitter Gadget For Accounts

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Wow, it’s been quite a while, but I’m finally back to let you know about a new app from Mavens on the AppExchange. “Live Twitter Gadget For Accounts” is a nifty Salesforce/Twitter mashup that does not require a Twitter account. In a nutshell, it allows you to set keywords on your Salesforce accounts that will drive related Tweets to your Account’s detail page, in real time. This application was inspired by the functionality delivered by Google’s live results feature. Installation screencast:


lookup –> picklist

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I’ve had several clients “voice concerns” about’s lookup functionality relative to user acceptance. Well, if you’re dealing with a relatively simple lookup table, you can override an object’s new/edit page with a Visualforce page and display the lookup field to the user as a picklist.


extjs & visualforce (part 2), JSON this time

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Let me preface this post by stating that the following is merely a proof of concept and should not necessarily be implemented into a production org. The pagination demonstrated below is not fit for large datasets and may result in unexpected behavior! Rich Waters’ comment on my first post re: Ext JS & visualforce got me thinking about the possibilities of leveraging JSON in Ext JS components within Visualforce, so I implemented a paging grid, similar to this example provided by Ext JS. OK, enough of the formalities, I suppose…read more


system log trick

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If you’ve ever used the system log in Salesforce, surely you’ve run into some code formatting issues. Fortunately, there’s a Firefox extension out there that will allow you to insert tabs in text areas. Now, I can actually tell what I’m doing in the system log. hth