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How to have a Visualforce Page Download as a pdf

When creating applications it’s a pretty common request to be able to create a formatted report or file in pdf file format.

For the most part, most customized pages and data can be easily converted into a PDF file without having to make many changes. In Salesforce, we can change customized Visualforce pages to create a pdf file by using the renderAs property and set the value to pdf.

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Book Review: Mastering Application Development with

A few weeks ago, I saw a post on Twitter about Kevin Poorman releasing a new book about programming in Salesforce Apex and really mastering the development environment. Kevin Poorman’s “Mastering Application Development with” covers a lot of different parts of Salesforce’s platform that aren’t well covered elsewhere.

Book Review: Practical Development Without Code

Practical Development Without Code written by Phil Weinmeister has been recently released. I think the book really targets those new to the Salesforce platform and does a wonderful job of providing examples and providing a reference that will be useful in the future. Phil Weinmeister has done a phenomenal job putting together some different…

Introduction to Salesforce Trailhead

When Salesforce introduced Trailhead in the Dreamforce 2014 Developer Keynote I wasn’t overly excited. Trailhead is Salesforce’s Learning Platform; it’s designed to teach you how to administer and program in Over the last few months, it’s really started to come together and offer lots of interesting content, and challenges. Overview Trailhead consists of three…

Salesforce Spring15 Including Mapping Features

Salesforce’s Spring 15 release is going to include mapping and geolocation for address fields. I believe, location based features started appearing before I started using Salesforce. Even more exciting, is that visualforce will include a map component. The mapping component appears to be using Google Maps, but this could probably change. The new mapping component…

Dreamforce 2014 Notes: Writing Apex and Visualforce Using Re-usable Patterns

Why use patterns: patterns help us be more efficient patterns describe reusable solutions to common problems Bulk Processing Caching create triggers w/ ability to process hundreds of lookups challenge: queries, DML, memory collect all keys from trigger object in Set Object Query once using SOQL in clause with key set cache results in map object…