Tools of a Successful Force.com Developer

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Every developer has his/her own madness to get things done but sometimes when we're heads down working on a code releases you don't have time to stop and look at the latest tools available to you that will help you complete tasks with greater efficiency and happiness in your personal and work life. In a 30-45 minute session I hope to share little tips, tricks and tools I use to make life easier.

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  • Customer since 2006 User Group Leader since 2009 Currently in Singapore Companies I’ve worked for are listed.
  • Black Background for Contrast – Easier to Read Filter Like Folders Left – Calendar & Goggle Docs Right - IM
  • When I’m Scheduling a Google Event, I simply Copy my Recurring GTM Info from Task Same GTM all the Time Notice the Number formatting in the Invite – Way easier for Mobile Users to Dial In. Next Meeting Plugin on Right
  • Never Work in Silos Again More and More Customer are loving Instant Collaboration (Multiple People in the Doc at the SAME Time) Great for Note Taking in Running Meeting
  • Access and Update Salesforce without leaving Gmail Save Emails back to Salesforce Create Cases, Contacts, Events, Leads, and Tasks Collaborate with Chatter Centralized Setup means users never have to install browser plugins
  • Chrome Extensions *1Password – Very Quick *Chat for Google – Non Window Locking *Copy Salesforce Setup Link *Google Voice – Get for Xpats Texting with my US Number
  • Simple Good Feeling for Crossing in OUT Daily Email of Changes – What did I do? Standups Share Pivots – View Only & Edit Mobile Enabled
  • Fill in Spec
  • Instant Data Useful for the new Force.com Enhancement for using CSV Static Resources for Test Data in Test Classes
  • SOQL Queries Visual Schema Generator Running Apex Code
  • Appirio helps enterprises power their business with cloud solutions like Salesforce, Google, Workday and Amazon By adopting, connecting and extending these and other cloud platforms, we can help customers to become more efficient, agile and effective than ever before We do this with professional services that are delivered by our 500+ cloud experts and supported by a 40,000 person developer community and unique technology built from over 1000 projects We ’ve been in business for 5 years, have worked with 300 enterprises and have moved more than 1.5M users to the public cloud We ’ve been privileged to work with many of the world’s largest and most forward thinking companies – Genentech, Dell, Home Depot, DeVry, PayPal, Facebook, Japan Post and many more
  • Tools of a Successful Force.com Developer

    1. 1. Tools of a Successful DeveloperBy Joshua Hoskins | @jhoskinsMoscone Center West, DevZone Unconference A
    2. 2. All about Me Joshua Hoskins Technical Cloud Consultant at  Customer since 2006  Twitter: @jhoskins  User Group Leader since 2009  Email: jhoskins@CRMified.com  Currently in Singapore  LinkedIn:  Process Engineering http://www.linkedin.com/in/jhoskins  Implementation/Solution Delivery  Blog: CRMified.com  Data & Integrations Architect
    3. 3. Agenda • Tool “Drive By” (Quick Fire) • Name, Purpose, Why I • Jot Down the Name for Q&A Session • Questions & Answers + Tools You Enjoy Using
    4. 4. Interesting Points • Admin work vs. REAL Work – what’s your ratio? • Small Trivial Items CAN be Big Wins! • Be Consistent
    5. 5. Go !!!
    6. 6. Google Mail
    7. 7. Google Calendar
    8. 8. Google Drive (Google Docs)
    9. 9. All about CloudFactor CloudFactor connects salesforce.com with Gmail and Google Calendar, to provide users with the right information, in the right place, at the right time. By making it easier to access and manage relevant customer information, CloudFactor helps boost user productivity and improve customer intelligence. Bring the power of salesforce.com to Google Apps!
    10. 10. Contact Data in Google Mail
    11. 11. Edit Salesforce Data On-the-Fly
    12. 12. Create New Lead / Contacts On-the-Fly
    13. 13. Realtime Data & Chatter – In yo’ Face!
    14. 14. Google Chrome & Extensions
    15. 15. Workflowy
    16. 16. All about GoToMeeting • Meeting ID doesn’t change w/ Recurring Meeting • WebEx Sucks! – NEW Recording for Macs • $49/month for a personal account
    17. 17. All about Join.me • Free • Pro $149/yr
    18. 18. All about SoqlXplorer
    19. 19. All about Force.com IDE The Force.com IDE is a powerful client application for creating, modifying and deploying Force.com applications. Based on the Eclipse platform, it provides a comfortable environment for programmers familiar with integrated development environments, allowing you to code, compile, test, package and deploy all from within the IDE itself. Much of the actual work, such as compilation, happens on the Force.com platform—the Force.com IDE performs the communication and result parsing transparently.
    20. 20. All about Dropbox Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
    21. 21. All about my Twitter Clients • TweetDeck is an app that brings more flexibility and insight to power users.  It’s easy to view your timeline, messages, replies and favorites. Echofon for iOS Devices has a powerful Tweet-authoring screen that lets you write Tweets, upload photos and video, even update your current location.a
    22. 22. All about Jing •Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen •Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of on-screen video  Great for Midnight Demos  Evidence of Application Behavior
    23. 23. ‘s Cloud Enablement SuitePictures don’t justify the #AwesomeSauceSee it in action!
    24. 24. All about IFFT • Thank Followers • Push Messages to Chatter
    25. 25. All about Mavens Mate #Awesome IDE Utility  Create & Edit Salesforce.com projects with specific package metadata  SVN & Git support  Create & compile Apex Classes, Apex Trigger, Visualforce Pages, and Visualforce Components  Compile and retrieve other Salesforce.com metadata  Run Apex test methods and visualize test successes/failures & coverage @joeferraro  Play Pacman while your Apex unit tests run  Deploy metadata to other Salesforce.com orgs  Apex Execute Anonymous  Apex Code Assist (beta!!)
    26. 26. All about Smart Sheet
    27. 27. Joshua Hoskins Speaker
    28. 28. Appirio Helps Enterprises Power Their Business with Public Cloud Solutions Helping Enterprises Become: Efficient Effective Agile Social Mobile Technology-enabled professional services, supported by 500 cloud experts and a 50,000+ cloud developer community 5 years, 300 enterprises, 1.5M users moved to the cloud30

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