June 2007 - Issue 15  

Destination Dreamforce: See the Dreamforce Developer Preview
The first half of 2007 was packed with new Salesforce platform technology announcements, including January's Apex Code Developer Preview and the Salesforce SOA announcement in May. But we're just getting started: Developers@Dreamforce '07 will feature one of our biggest technology announcements ever. And the best news of all: We have so much to share with you on September 16 that we're going open the curtain early and show off a few new technologies before Dreamforce even begins!

Ready to find out more? Attend our live Webinar on July 17, Inside the Dreamforce Developer Preview, where we'll demonstrate some key preview technologies and provide details on how you can get started working with them right away.

And don't forget to secure your spot for the really big show, Developers@Dreamforce '07. It's our biggest community event of the year where more than 1,000 developers gather for three days of exclusive technical content, hands-on labs, and special events. It's also a great opportunity for independent software vendors to meet customers, evangelize products, and work with the AppExchange team to build success on the platform. Don't wait to register, early bird pricing ends July 16!

Announcing Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords
It's a perfect match: Salesforce.com and Google have joined in strategic alliance to help businesses acquire customers and run more efficiently. The first product: Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords, which combines the power of Salesforce CRM applications with the Google AdWords platform to allow users to seamlessly generate leads via advertising, then turn those leads into customers. ADN members can learn more about Google technology integration by watching the newly posted tech session, Google Apps and the Salesforce Platform, from last month's Developer Conference. Not an ADN member? It's free and easy to join.

Watch Online: Salesforce Developer Conference Tech Sessions

While there's no substitute for attending one of our live developer events, you can now enjoy online recordings of all nine technical sessions presented at the Salesforce Developer Conference on May 21. Watch as experts go in-depth during the Apex Platform and Enterprise Mashups track sessions, and provide key business and marketing insights in the On-Demand Startup track sessions. You'll also find convenient links to the keynotes, onsite interviews, and more.

Take the ADN Survey for a Chance at a Free Pass to Dreamforce '07

Help make ADN even more useful for salesforce.com developers by taking the Apex Developer Network Survey. Complete the survey and we'll include you in a raffle to receive a free pass to Dreamforce '07.

New ADN Resources
  :: Build a Google Calendar Mash-Up with Salesforce SOA
You can now combine the power of the Salesforce platform with Google Apps to create secure enterprise mash-ups! Get step-by-step instructions on how to use Salesforce SOA and Google Data APIs to present an integrated view of calendar information.
  :: Use the Apex API with Google Maps and Google Search
Check out this sample code that uses the Apex API, the Google Maps API, and the Google Search API to create a handy, location-based lead search.
  :: Add Multiple Related List Records to an Account
Use this S-Control to build many-to-many relationships between objects in salesforce.com with a multi-select picklist.
  :: New Additions to Sample SOAP Messages
This updated chart provides common input and output SOAP messages for AppExchange Web Services API calls. Newly posted request message samples include: Enterprise Process, Enterprise Query All, Enterprise Undelete, Enterprise Upsert, Enterprise Merge and Enterprise Empty Recycle Bin.


From the Boards  
   ::  General Development
    greggatssd and SteveBower discuss hard returns in text areas.
  :: Apex Code Development
    Chirag Mehta requests an elegant solution for duplicate contact check, before inserting a trigger.
  :: Java Development
    Clermont learns how to host the Partner API as a static page.
  :: .NET Development
    edwinfarrar gets answers on the INVALID_FIELD error when the field is in WSDL.
  :: Perl, PHP, Python & Ruby Development
    Claiborne provides evgenyka with sample code for login using ACTIVE_SESSION.
ADN App of the Month: Google Gadgets & Yahoo Widgets  
As the universe of mashups quickly expands, Appirio has been busy connecting the Salesforce API to other web services to solve real users' problems. Appirio offers a variety of Google Gadgets and Yahoo Widgets on the AppExchange, proving that you don't have to deliver a complex solution in order to be successful. Using feature requests from the IdeaExchange as their guide, Appirio delivered a set of problem-solving applications in less than six weeks. Even better, users can install each application immediately—without having to seek approval from an administrator—and use them seamlessly inside their personal iGoogle or Yahoo desktop.

Calendar of Events

Training: Building Applications
:: Chicago, IL
July 9 - 13
:: San Mateo, CA
July 30 - August 3
:: San Mateo, CA
August 27 - August 31

Inside the Dreamforce Developer Preview
:: Live Webinar
July 17

Training: Extending Applications Using S-Controls
:: New York, NY
July 19

:: San Francisco, CA
September 16 - 19

News Highlights

Redefining the function of a website

Salesforce, Google Team For Small Business

SaaS Meets SOA With Help from Salesforce

Salesforce.com Claims First SOA On-Demand

Caught in the Web


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