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    1. Guest Post: Why I’m Paying My Own Way to Dreamforce This Year

      Guest Post: Why I’m Paying My Own Way to Dreamforce This Year

      I’m attending Dreamforce on my own dime this year. Why? I've left the land of the permanently employed to become a contractor; I have a stable 9-to-5 gig, but I'm paid hourly. Given that my contract expires 12 days before the beginning of Dreamforce, neither my contracting company nor the company I'm contracted to, will pay for my trip.

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    2. Demo App - Ruby, Rails & Force.com Rest Api on Heroku

      Demo App - Ruby, Rails & Force.com Rest Api on Heroku
      So continuing with my learning Ruby series, I finally finished my sample app using the Force.com REST API. I ran into a few issues and fortunately Quinton Wall and Heroku support came to my rescue. Apparently require 'Accounts' and require 'accounts' aren't the same when running on Heroku. Go figure. This is a demo Rails app running on Ruby 1.9.2 and Rails 3.0.5 hosted on Heroku. It uses OAuth2 via OmniAuth to authorize access to a salesforce.com org. It uses the Force.com REST API to query for records, retreive records to display ...
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    3. The Salesforce Foundation: The Higher Edge

      The Salesforce Foundation: The Higher Edge

      Data is an extremely valuable resource and there are few institutions that have more of it than our Higher Education customers. The challenge is never the amount of data but how to access and actually use it. It can be compared to having a vault full of money and no easy way to make a withdrawal. In most situations only a privileged few have the combination to the safe and there is always a long line at the teller. This puts an enormous amount of pressure on the technology team to satisfy the re

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    4. Education in the Cloud

      Education in the Cloud
      by Rob Lamb, Account Executive Working with the higher education community has been a fascinating experience for myself and the rest of the Foundation sales team.  I started at salesforce.com over 8 years ago, and frankly, I have been having flashbacks to the early days as our team works to educate a new audience about the benefits of using Salesforce products to serve their constituents, students, and staff. The opportunity is enourmous and a failing grade is not an option for us. An investment
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