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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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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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