Get the Right Color Code “Using Chrome Eye Dropper Tool”

Hi everyone, let me share a brief overview and the usage of a tool essential for day to day UX & UI designing. Let’s say, if you want to change headings, background, and paragraph colors, you don’t need to Photoshop and Paint, instead use the Eye Dropper tool extension for Google Chrome.  Chrome Eye Dropper is an open source extension for Google Chrome which allows you to pick colors from various sources.

Chrome Eye Dropper

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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:

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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

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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

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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.

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Salesforce Customization- Create custom graphs -charts using Visualforce Development

Recently I worked on projects where I had to customize the standard graph elements to create engaging experience on consumer portal. In this post I will be sharing my experience with Salesforce data visualization and charting.

Default Salesforce Charts

Before getting into the custom salesforce graphs, I want to spend a quick minute summarizing the standard Charts/Graphs that come with Salesforce. If you have worked with Salesforce charts then you probably already know that most default charts are pretty much the same as what you get with Excel and can be plugged into a Dashboard fairly easily (just like excel charts). Following are the default charts offered by Salesforce: Continue reading

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Atlassian Development: Create an issue in Jira from your plugin

To create an issue in Jira, first you need to import the following classes in your java file

import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService.CreateValidationResult;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService.IssueResult;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueInputParameters;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue;
import com.atlassian.jira.security.JiraAuthenticationContext;
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ErrorCollection;
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