Salesforce spring 14 developer overview

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: SimonLawrence4



This is an overview of the key developer changes that the Spring '14 release to the platform is going to bring. From Salesforce 1 to the Developer Console.

The presentation was delivered at the South West UK Developer User Group on March 5th by MVP Chris Lewis and Community Organiser Simon Lawrence.

Salesforce Spring ‘14 Developer Overview This is the slide deck for the presentation delivered at the South West UK Salesforce Developers User Group March 5th 2014 For more information please visit our blogs at and

Simon Lawrence SW Community Leader Certified Developer Christopher Alun Lewis MVP Certified Advanced Developer

Salesforce Spring ‘14 The most important thing about any Salesforce release is… The new logo.

Key Dates  February 7 and 8: Sandboxes upgraded  February 14: NA1 upgraded  March 7: The second release weekend  This is when another set of instances -- NA6, NA7, NA8, NA9, and NA13  March 14 and 15: The final release weekend  All remaining Salesforce systems will be upgraded over this weekend in March. This is also the upgrade weekend for any Sandboxes you’ve opted not to include in the Sandbox preview

Key Developer Changes  Salesforce 1  New Sandboxes  Even more Developer Console  Visualforce updates  Apex Updates  SOQL, Chatter, Autonumbers, Enhanced Lookups

Salesforce 1  Salesforce 1  Custom Apps + Partner Apps  Custom Tabs + VisualForce  Custom Actions – Take photos / Provide Feedback (Contextually aware)  Salesforce A  Administrators can reset passwords from mobile  Activate/Freeze accounts  Private AppStores  Customized/limited by role, department or theme

Salesforce 1 Chatter  Salesforce file sync  Drag and drop files to a local folder on your PC  Automatically sync/update/view files through PC or Mobile  Think Google Drive/Dropbox for Chatter files  Endorse knowledgeable people with badges for Communities  Private messages to Community members  Topics can now be added to records directly

Partial Data Sandboxes  New Sandbox type between Config Only and Full Copy  Contains all metadata  Reports, Dashboards, price books, products apps  Can contain up to 5Gb of record and file data  Max 10,000 records per object type  Can be refreshed every 5 days

Sandbox e-mail refresh  Before Spring ‘14  After Spring ‘14  Any time the sandbox is refreshed, users who want to continue receiving sandbox emails must modify their email address.

Developer Console Updates  Search and replace within files  Standard keyboard shortcuts work  Use CTRL+SHIFT+H to search files not even in current view  Change file API version from the DC

Developer Console Updates  Full screen file editing using browser F11 control  New pre-built themes and font setting preferences

Developer Console Updates  Context Menus  Right click on tabs for file “Save options”  Right click on log headers to open or download file  Clear test coverage statistics No half coverage

Visualforce  Visualforce development mode disabled in preview  Visualforce page property “Mobile Ready” renamed to “Salesforce Classic Ready”  <apex:actionFunction> now supports a namespace attribute to avoid Javascript function name collisions

Changing Apex Attributes  <apex:page title=“”> behaves more consistently  <analytics:reportChart> now in GA  PageReference URIs Support Anchors PageReference p=new PageReference('/home.jsp#logTicket');

Elsewhere  Limits.getScriptStatements fixed to respect legacy code  Chatter in Apex  ConnectApi provides static access to Chatter data  Auto-number fields can optionally not be consumed by tests using Independent Auto-Number Sequence

Elsewhere  Compound Address and Geolocation fields can be included in SOQL SELECT statements over the APIs  SELECT BillingAddress FROM …  File storage per user licence increased from 612Mb to 2Gb  Enhanced lookup now searches all fields in User and Opportunities  Cannot start searches with %  Cannot search a single character  If you free type and save, a search is automatically performed

That’s your lot Read the full 339 page Release Notes document at:

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WORLD CUP HACK - BRISTOL  Sunday April 13th 2014 10am – 10pm @ The Gryphon  Design, Develop, Test and Deploy a Salesforce Org based World Cup 2014 Company Sweepstake System  Big screen  Free food

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