Sunday 27 October 2013


Win Free E-Copies of Visualforce Development Cookbook

This week I’ve teamed up with Packt Publishing to organise a giveaway of my new book - Visualforce Development Cookbook.  

Three lucky winners will receive an e-copy of the book - keep reading to find out how you can be one of these lucky winners.


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  • Write effective controller tests
  • Maintain multiple records from a single page
  • Produce re-usable components for utility functions
  • Create custom charts to visualise single or multiple sets of data
  • Redraw part of a page in response to user input
  • Replace standard components with custom, brand able versions
  • Provide access to data via a public website
  • Allow users to create and retrieve data from a mobile device

How to enter?

All you need to do is head on over to the book page, look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments for this post, including your email address, to let us know what interests you about this book. Its that simple!  


The contest will close on 3rd November 2013. Winners will be contact by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

Update 04/11/2013 - the contest is now closed.  Winners will be announced shortly.

Update 06/11/2013  - and the winners have been chosen.

Congratulations:  Dennis Onyango, King Koo, Anil Bathula.  You’ll hear from Packt pubishing via email on how to access your e-copy of my book.

Commiserations to those that entered but didn’t win - watch out for more contests in the coming weeks.

Good luck!



  1. HI Bob,

    I am very much interested to learn apex and visual force coding and follow you both on discussion board and facebook.The way u delivery solution for the question raised in discussion board are awesome and thats the reason it made to read this book which was written by you ..hoping i will get it soon.....


  2. hi Bob, i think the most amazing part about this book would be able to create reusable components and so it will be available in all further codes and thus saving some time and ofcourse the best practices to follow which i am sure are given their in this book.

  3. Thanks Bob!

    This book would be a great help to improve my visualforce knowledge. You are doing an awesome job! Keep it up.

  4. Thanks in advance.

  5. The book covered wide variety of examples and various use cases of visualforce .Also great to see a chapter dedicated to jquery mobile and visualforce.Also loved the usage of java script technology with visualforce to create magical user interface experience .Although being an advanced developer myself i still learnt lot from this

  6. After configuring & Developing force.con Apps. I would like be familiar with efficient & Optimized approach. As per index contents I see that it will help me to lift more steps towards my interest in salesforce development.


  7. We constantly use data to inform our business decisions and routinely collect voluminous amount of data. As the organisation's lead developer, I always ask myself, how can I make data entry intuitively simple for the user and report the resultant information in a manner that captures the imagination of the end user. Visualforce Development Cookbook will be a great resource in learning the art and practice of creating powerful UI's that allow the creation of multiple records on a single page and creative data visualisation.

    Dennis Onyango

  8. Whatever ! One fine weekend, i should do a hearty deployment with my controller tests and the next morning, i wake up seeing "Page loaded with loads of data" from a person in CEO Role - I now Hope that the weekend is not so far.

  9. Hi Bob,
    I think all the topics covered in this book is valuable and very useful.
    But I would like to learn more on 'produce reusable components' and 'Accessing data from mobile devices'

    Rajeev Lohani

  10. Hi Bob,

    i stumpled upon your book several times in your Blog a via twitter. I would like to improve my knowledge in VF, expecially in JS and jquery. I think this book should be a big support in my way through the TA certification.

    Thank you and all the best,

  11. Hi, Am looking for good coding stuff.. I need webservices implementation guide also..

  12. hi Bob, i would like to learn the visualforce components and apex.and also learn for webservices. hoping i will get it soon....

  13. Hi Keir Bowden,
    First of all I would like to thank you for the book. I have gone through sample chapters and examples of the book. Its simply easy to understand and very good examples. This book would be great help for developers to enhance their skills in visualforce.


  15. its great pleasure that hear a good news about development cookbook,Its good to update ourselves such kinda good stuff

  16. H Keir Bowden,

    I would like to thank you for the book. This book would be great help for the developers to enhance their skills in visualforce.

  17. Good Job Bob...thanks sunil, :-)

  18. I am good in Visualforce when compared to Apex and other technologies.
    But some where I am not confident in Visualforce which 'Visualforce Developement Cookbook" made me to think positively.The book is structured in a well formed and It has given very good understanding of Mobile developement.
    Perfect Book to become Good Visualforce developer.

    Arun K

  19. I need this book for vf tricks

  20. I'm considered to be the de-facto expert of VF in my dev team, and I would love to get a copy that I might use to help spread the knowledge around.

  21. I would love a copy of the book. Thanks! Karen

  22. I would like to go through this book and explore more about VF capability .emailid is Thanks in advance

  23. Lately I've been doing quite a lot of Visualforce coding, and I found VF Developer's Guide very lacking and contains a lot of inaccurate information.

    And then a coworker asked if I've done maintaining several records on one page before or not and that's how I found your book! Simply by googling that.

    Really hope I would get my hands on your book. Thanks.

  24. Bob, I have always found your comments and suggestions on the forums and in your blog helpful. I am sure your book would be a great collection of your wizdom. The utilities, components and charts chapters are particularly intriguing to me.