May 2012 Developer Force Newsletter
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Learn to Code Mobile Apps
By 2015, app development projects targeting mobile devices will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4:1.

We're here to help. Throughout
June, Developer Force will bring you a stream of technical content to teach you how to build secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps in the cloud using both native- and open standards-based approaches. You'll hear from our own experts and partners in articles, blog posts, webinars, and more. Once you get up to speed, show off your skills and enter our upcoming mobile challenge, with a chance to win some big money.
Get started by downloading the Mobile SDK and read up on Understanding Your Mobile Application Development Options.
Call for Papers
Do you have a developer story to tell to large audiences craving for information about the latest technologies and techniques for creating
cloud apps on the Salesforce platforms? Are you a fanatic, a Heroku hero, or a demon? Dreamforce 2012 Call for Papers is now open - your chance to get on stage and share your experience and expertise!
Tweets from Followers
@realdoug: Just made a #nodejs proxy for the @forcedotcom #chatter api on @heroku. Now to make it look pretty.
@genedarocha: Great day yesterday at Cloudstock and SalesForce seminar at Excel London. If you are not part of the Cloud Social Enterprise, wake up
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Hot Discussions
Visit the discussion boards for more information,
tips, and solutions on a variety of topics.
Is There a Way to FTP Data Out of SFDC?
- solved by Super Contributor sfdcfox
Backing up Sandbox Before Refresh
- solved by (certified SFDC Developer) AdrianCC
Payment Gateway Help
- solved by Visitor Abhay Arora
Community Profile Highlight MVP Joel Dietz got an early start on his career, learning to program at age six, then studied the subject at a local community college—at age 14! In the Developer Force community, Dietz is best known for his blog,, one of the most widely visited blogs focusing on development. Fractastical’s tagline summarizes much about what Dietz is about: "Salesforce, Ruby, jQuery and more."

On the discussion boards, Dietz has documented many bugs, answered many questions and tagged many posts. He has presented at Dreamforce on Ruby on Rails and the larger Salesforce open source ecosystem.
May 2012 Issue
Calendar of Events  
CodeTalk: VisualForce
Live Webinar: How Uses Hadoop
CodeTalk: Mobile
Success Stories
Inspiring stories about applications
built on helps EnerNOC transform the way the world uses energy
Heads Cloud-Based App Development at Facebook
App of the Month
Xactly Incent — Delivers the power of an enterprise sales compensation application in the cloud
Job Skills
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