January 2012 Developer Force Newsletter
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Developer Content Contest - 5 Challenges!
We know you want it. And we want you to have it. What's it? Timely, educational, and helpful technical content that teaches you how to develop apps with the Force.com
platform and related technologies. This time around, we want contributions from you, the expert in our community, the you that lives and breathes Force.com every day and knows how to make things work. So we're running five developer content contests based on community suggested topics. And to make it worth your while, we're offering cold, hard cash to the winners.
Congratulations to our newest Force.com MVPs!
We are proud to announce recognition of the newest Force.com MVPs! These individuals are recognized for their leadership, outstanding technical skills, stewardship
Force.com MVP program
of the community, and overall developer mojo. Please join us in congratulating them!
Access reference documentation, core articles, and
tools in our Technical Library.
Code & Best Practices
Congratulations to our Holiday Cookbook Contest winner!
Luke Freeland was the Grand Prize winner with his
Automated Unit Test Execution Recipe. Tim Mays scored Runner-up with the Last Chatter Date. Thanks to everyone who submitted.
Tweets from Followers
@MyForceDotCom:loading lots of records in @salesforce using Apex data loader and command line interface, thnx @forcedotcom for the #AwesomeTools
@johncoppedge: #salesforce authentication via #facebook. That's big. #forcewebinar
@Kwongerific: Happy /w the birth of my first kids - Rose & Amelia. What's a #Salesforce geek do? Create an App to track Diaper changes and feedings.
Hot Discussions
Visit the Force.com discussion boards for more information,
tips, and solutions on a variety of topics.
Community Profile Highlight
This month we are highlighting a familiar face around the Force.com community: Jason Venable. He has been developing Force.com applications since 2007 and is currently a Solution Engineer at F5 Networks. His leadership in the community takes many forms, including the blog he has published for several years, presentations at Dreamforce over the years, and oftentimes helping community members on the Force.com Developer Discussion boards, known as TehNrd. For his outstanding contributions to the community, Jason was chosen as a Force.com MVP in 2011.
January 2012 Issue
Calendar of Events  
LA Force.com Developer
Introduction to Mobile SDK
NYC Force.com Developer
    User Group
North UK Force.com
    Developer User Group
Diving into the Developer
    Console Webinar
Success Stories
Inspiring stories about applications
built on Force.com.
LawProspector builds cloud-based litigation market intelligence.
Force.com helps ASCAP harmonize operations.
App of the Month
FedEx Shipping App by ZenKraft lets customers manage all their shipping needs, including returns, RMAs and Tracking from within Salesforce
Job Skills
Looking for full-time employment? The Jobs Board for developers is chock full of options, from short term consultations, to full-time positions. For example, check out this listing on a Salesforce developer to help build complex objects.
Jobs board
Individual developers can also find success on the AppExchange, by promoting their development experience on the site. Log in today, update your skills, and reach over 2 million salesforce.com customers.
Hot Last Month
Look who’s been cooking! Check out all the great new cookbook recipes published from the Cookbook Contest.
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