Thursday 30 May 2013

Book Reviewers Wanted


Earlier this year I acted as a Technical Reviewer for the CRM Admin Cookbook.  This means its a little tricky for me to review in this blog, as I obviously ensured everything was perfect and there was no way to improve it :)

Packt Publishing are offering free copies of Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook : in exchange for a review either on your blog or on the title’s Amazon page.

The book covers the following areas:

  • Building home page components and creating custom links to provide additional functionality and improve the Home Tab layout
  • Advanced user interface techniques to improve the look and feel of Salesforce CRM with the presentation of graphical elements
  • Exposing hacks and hidden features to enhance and override native aspects of Salesforce CRM
  • Automatic data capture and improving data quality in Salesforce CRM
  • Implementing an approval process to control the way approvals are managed for records in Salesforce CRM
  • Increasing productivity using tools and features to provide advanced administration
  • Configuring and installing Salesforce for Microsoft Outlook email integration
  • Integrating Salesforce CRM with external online tools to provide enhanced functionality and extend the power of Salesforce CRM 

If you’re a Salesforce CRM user or interested in getting to grips with it, this is a good way to bag yourself a free guide (current retail price £28).

Free review copies are available until Monday 5th June 2013

If you’re interested, email Harleen Kaur Bagga at:


Sunday 26 May 2013

Mobile Web Apps with HTML5 and JQuery Mobile

At the Salesforce Customer Company Tour in London on 2nd May I presented a session in the Developer Theatre on Building Mobile Web Apps with HTML5 and JQuery Mobile, using a Todo list application as the example.

Yes, We've Got a Video

The session wasn't recorded, but since then I've recorded a replay of it which is available on youtube:

Get the Source

I've made this application available as an unmanaged package at:

The main contents of this package are:

  • Custom Todo app
  • Custom objects for Group and Task, with tabs
  • Visualforce TodoJQM page and tab, also called TodoJQM
  • A few static resources for JQuery Mobile
  • Visualforce components for the custom CSS and JavaScript for the Todo pages - obviously in a  production system these would be in static resources and the JavaScript would be minified.  However, in this case I've put them into custom components so that they can be viewed without downloading and easily changed.

Feel free to post any questions you might have in the comments section below.