IoT: 50 billion things and their developer kings

By Guillaume Roques, Head of Developer Relations for EMEA at salesforce.com

The next wave of computing will be fuelled not by computers, or even mobile, but by connected devices your car, your fridge, your home, and even what you wear.

Organisations like GE are already embracing what Jeff Immelt calls the Industrial Internet. But if we look beyond devices, beyond the incredible web of possibilities that an Internet of Things promises we find developers.

Developers of this next...

By Salesforce.com, 11 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Industry, IoT, Platforms.

The different types of app development diet

By Quinton Wall, Director of Technical Platform Marketing, salesforce.com@quintonwall

Marc Andreessen recently stated that software is eating the world. He proposed that every industry can, and is, being revolutionised by software. Andreessen's statement got me thinking of the old adage - you are what you eat.

What if organisations took a look at their software diet? Would it be a healthy diet capable of...

By Salesforce.com, 05 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Development Tools, Languages, Platforms.

Tough questions for enterprise developers who want to get ahead: Part 4

By Adam Seligman, VP Developer Relations at Salesforce.com

What do you want to be known for? Do you want to carry around a resume of things you’ve done? Or do you want your fingerprints all over awesome achievements on the internet that speak for themselves?

Is your resume a flat dead tree recounting old software monuments of yore? Or do you have a digital graph of amazing projects you’ve worked on and are proud of? What will they think about you before you walk into your next job interview?

Who...

By Salesforce.com, 27 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Enterprise.

Tough questions for enterprise developers who want to get ahead: Part 3

By Adam Seligman, VP Developer Relations at Salesforce.com

Let’s face it. Most of you reading this are probably early adopters. You carry a very smart phone, you’re all over social media, and you’ve got some awesome apps you use every day. Does your work experience reflect your personal outlook on technology? Are you trying out new apps, new dev tooling, or new services? Are you allowed to?

Part three of my series: ‘four tough questions enterprise developers should ask themselves when...

By Salesforce.com, 14 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Enterprise.

Tough questions for enterprise developers who want to get ahead: Part 2

By Adam Seligman, VP Developer Relations at Salesforce.com

Every day, I look around and the world seems to move quicker. Events, news, commentary – it all happens on Twitter before BBC or CNN can even edit the tape. But the world isn’t just moving faster, it’s moving in parallel. A colleague of mine told me he keeps a mobile phone and iPad handy when he watches TV – which is on just for sound in the background.

Does your company move this fast? Does your company have a relentless drive...

By Salesforce.com, 28 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development Tools, Enterprise, Languages.

Tough questions for enterprise developers who want to get ahead: Part One

By Adam Seligman, VP Developer Relations at Salesforce.com

The tech industry is once again at a turning point. We've moved from a world of monolithic applications to lightweight, contextual, social and mobile apps. Apps, not applications. Apps in your pocket, connected to back-end services and data with user context, integrated into the social graph.

Java and .NET developers represent the biggest pool of developers, but enterprise application-development practices too often have them stuck in the...

By Salesforce.com, 15 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Enterprise.