Google Map Integration in Salesforce

A Step by Step Guide to Integrate Salesforce Google Maps.

In this blog I will be explaining how to integrate Google map in account detail page with the help of Visualforce page.

In the example below, with the help of Google map API we can add Google maps in account detail page.

To achieve this follow simple steps as below:

Continue reading

Posted in Salesforce Google Maps.

Add Atlassian Plugin Development to your Process

As a newbie in jira plugin development for atlassian products suite, I faced many obstacles and challenges while developing a simple plugin, from setting up the development environment, reading APIs to setting up the fast development process. So, I decided to write this simple, step-by-step and descriptive blog for future plugin developers to take advantage of my endeavor and experience with atlassian plugin development. In this blog I will cover- Setting up the development environment out of:

jira plugin development

Continue reading

Posted in Agile, AGILE Tools, JIRA, process engineering.

Salesforce Customization-Styling in Visualforce Pages

If you want to optimize your visualforce page styling or you want to pretty up your page, you have got options. In this blog I am covering a few ways in which you can give good look and feel to your apex applications.

Good UI development of course requires smart use style sheets. Styling in Visualforce pages provides you the following 3 types of stylesheets: Continue reading

Posted in CSS, HTML/CSS, Visualforce.

Salesforce Integration with SurveyGizmo

Survey tools provide easy and cost effective ways of collecting information from a large number of individuals. Instead of collecting data on a Salesforce portal, you can integrate your survey tool with Salesforce and insert data onto a custom or standard Salesforce object.

In this article I will give you pointers on how to insert data from SurveyGizmo integrations (www.surveygizmo.com) into salesforce objects. Obviously you can do the same with other survey tools too (as long as APIs are exposed). Continue reading

Posted in Salesforce, Salesforce Challenges, salesforce integration, salesforce Tips & Tricks.

Helper class in Salesforce

If you are working on custom application development on force.com or customizing salesforce to do event driven updates, you will end up writing quite a few triggers, and in some cases more than one trigger on the same object.

In this blog I will explain how to use a Helper/Handler class in salesforce when we have to write more than one trigger for the same object on the different events. I will also explain how a Helper/Handler can also help manage trigger execution. Continue reading

Posted in Apex Development, Salesforce.com. Tagged with .

Team Temperature Agile – an easy way to measure your current state

Over the years I have worked on many process/org improvement initiatives with my internal teams and the client teams as a consultant. I have used a few tools/models/techniques to assess the current state. Of all things I have used, myfavorite technique is a very simple one which gives me very good insights into the current state in about 15 minutes. It is a concept somewhat driven from Net Promoter Score (NPS) concept. I call it Team Temperature Agile. I can’t take credit for the term as it has been used by other guys before me. Probably my variation and usage of the technique may give a heart aches to some who use it differently.

Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Organization Culture, Process Change Management, process engineering, Team Collaboration.

Taking Cloud Apps to Mobile on a Budget

Cloud solutions like Salesforce.com, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics are doing a great job solving for the needs in different functional areas. Although they all started with non-mobile solutions, they have done a decent (not great) job extending their solutions on to the mobile devices.

Native mobile solutions by SaaS providers are somewhat meeting the needs of users from their respective functional areas. However, you are out of luck if you require access to the data and features from multiple cloud applications. You will be juggling between different native apps to get the complete picture that you looking for.
Continue reading

Posted in Middleware, Mobile Integrator, Salesforce.com. Tagged with , , , , .