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Salesforce Force.com Development Best Practices and Strategies

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Salesforce.com Ant Migration Tool

Ant (Another Neat Tool) is a Java tool that performs tasks based on XML instructions. You give it an XML configuration file with the details of the possible tasks to perform and tell it the task you’d like to run. Tasks can be made dependant on each other based on XML properties. The main file containing all the possible tasks…
Carlos Eiroa
July 10, 2013
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Force.com Licensing – Know Your Options

July 2017 Update: Force.com has been replaced with App Cloud licensing options. Learn more about the change and how to transition here. In most organizations, not everyone needs access to full-blown CRM functionality.  There might be users who never touch Leads or Opportunities, need read-only access to just Accounts and Contacts, or maybe a custom app. One Enterprise Sales Cloud…
Kim Lundgren
March 18, 2013
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Salesforce.com/Force.com Team Development

Team development in the Salesforce platform can be very frustrating if you don’t have the right process defined. For developers used to “traditional” software development, it can be painful (it was for us), until you figure out the right way to do it. Here at Soliant Consulting, we have been working on defining the right process for quite some time.…
Carlos Eiroa
March 6, 2013
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Working with The Force.com IDE and Subversion (SVN)

The Force.com IDE is one of two IDEs that we use here at Soliant Consulting. The other one is MavensMate. I personally prefer the former at the moment, mainly because of the Synchronize perspective, which, as mentioned below, can be very useful in different situations. Some of my colleagues prefer the latter, so you may want to try both by…
Carlos Eiroa
March 5, 2013