force.com DEVELOPER NEWS  
Run Java in Our Cloud with VMforce
Earlier this week, salesforce.com and VMware jointly introduced VMforce—the first enterprise cloud for Java developers. With VMforce, you will be able to build Java cloud apps that are instantly social and available on mobile
devices in real time. VMforce means Force.com developers will soon be able to use Java and Spring as well as Apex and the Force.com declarative framework to write fully native apps. Developers with Java skills or code assets will be able to easily utilize them in VMforce and use Java APIs supported by Spring Framework and JPA to connect to the Force.com database and utilize platform services.
With VMforce, every Java developer is now a cloud developer.
Summer '10 Forecast: New and Exciting Features
Despite the clouds, Summer '10 is almost here! As with any new release, you'll have a host of new features with which to build better applications, faster. From URL Rewriting in Sites, to enhancements to analytics,
learning about Summer '10 will put you ahead of the game. Last but not least, we will talk about the updates to the Chatter Developer Preview program, such as the Chatter Developer Challenge.
Sharing Your Code
Code Share is a directory of open source Force.com
code projects. Here's the latest:
Chatter Commons: Common Salesforce Chatter
related code, as well as test helper classes, to help bootstrap your development.
Hot Discussions
Visit the Force.com discussion boards for more information,
tips and solutions on a variety of topics.
Community Profile Highlight
Joel Dietz won the recent contest to produce a one minute
Introduction to the Chatter Dev Zone video.
He is a regular contributor to the discussion boards and Chatter Dev Zone. Joel updated the Chatter Bubbles app, is writing a Chatter/Google Wave integration, and is rumored to be creating a killer app for the Chatter Developer Challenge.
Check out his profile and get to know Joel!
April 2010 Issue
Upcoming Events
Chatter Developer Challenge
Webinar
Training: Building Apps with Force.com and Visualforce
London, UK
May 10
Training: Apex and
Visualforce Controllers
Training: Integrations
London, UK
May 12
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App of the Month
Chatterbox
FinancialForce.com's Chatterbox app harnesses the power of Chatter to let users
across an organization proactively monitor and react to important business data in real time.
Job Highlights
The boards have a wide array of job types, making it easy to find something that matches your skill set. For example: System Administrators, Support Personnel, Project Managers, Consultants and Developers!
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