September 2011 Developer Force Newsletter
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force.com DEVELOPER NEWS
 
Getting Started with the Winter '12 Release Preview
The next release of the Force.com platform, Winter '12, is coming up fast! Join the release webinar on September 28 and start learning about how you can use the new
Dreamforce '11
features, from the new schema interface, through native JSON support, to the new Developer Console.
Dreamforce '11: It's a Wrap!
Developers made the DevZone at Dreamforce '11 rock! All in all, developers attended 500 one-on-one technical consultations, learned about Force.com, Database.com, and Heroku
Summer of API's
in over 150 technical sessions, consumed 40,000 (!) workbooks and cheat sheets, visited 25 DevZone partners, and won over $20,000 in the Dreamforce Hackathon. Thank You!
Resources
Access reference documentation, core articles, and
tools in our Technical Library.
Code & Best Practices
Code Share is a directory of open source Force.com
code projects. Here's the latest:
Tweets from Followers
@PDH07
@michaelforce: Putting on my new "I code" @forcedotcom shirt for the flight home, gotta put up the flag in hopes of last minute, in airport, networking
@abhinavguptas
@GlennWeinstein: "@forcedotcom: Congratulations to our first place #dfhack winner @kylemroche!" Congrats Kyle! Still doing @appirio proud!
@abhi23k: Really #awesome @forcedotcom discussion board search UI. Liked it so much that I am searching every word which comes to my mind ;)
Hot Discussions
Visit the Force.com discussion boards for more information,
tips, and solutions on a variety of topics.
SimonF
ChrisOctagon
Shashikant Sharma
Community Profile Highlight
Joel Dietz
Alex Sutherland @apexsutherland has progressed through the full spectrum of roles over the past 6 years of working with the Force.com platform, from end user to technical architect and everything in between. He is currently the Director of Business Development for Mavens Consulting, a salesforce.com Select Consulting Partner focused exclusively on the Life Sciences industry. Alex, a Force.com MVP, has also been very active in the community during the past 6 years, from organizing & presenting at local Salesforce user group meetings, to being the #1 vote recipient on the IdeaExchange. Alex has even worked as a developer and product manager on several AppExchange applications, the most recent being Hoopla Software's Countdown and Scoreboard apps.
September 2011 Issue
Calendar of Events  
Developer Events
Winter ‘12 Release Preview Webinar
Success Stories
Inspiring stories about applications
built on Force.com.
launches one-stop health plan shopping with Force.com sites.
hits the efficiency jackpot with Force.com.
App of the Month
Ariba Contracts on Force.com lets you close deals faster, renew contracts on time, and increase wallet share.
Job Skills
If you've got Force.com chops, why don't you market your skills on the AppExchange? The AppExchange has always been the go-to destination for customers to find pre-packaged applications
Jobs board
and consulting partners. Now individual developers can find success on the AppExchange too by promoting their development experience on the site. Log in today, update your skills, and reach over 2 million salesforce.com customers.
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