Useful resources for creating apps with Salesforce
What is Awesome Salesforce ?¶
Awesome is awesome project started by Sindre Sorhus who is most popular person on Github. He created a project to list down coolest of links bookmarked in your machines and organized them together by compiling them at one place. Later, this projects caught fire and developers community around the world started writing awesome pages (dedicated to their favorite technology).
What makes for an awesome list?¶
Read the awesome manifesto and ensure your list complies.
The Fiery Meter of AWSome¶
- Repo with 0100+ Stars:
- Repo with 0200+ Stars:
- Repo with 0500+ Stars:
- Repo with 1000+ Stars:
- Repo with 2000+ Stars:
Repos not on
The Fiery Meter of AWSome can still be awesome
A Note on Repo AWSomeness¶
Each repo listed meets at least one of the following requirements:
- Community-authored repo with 100+ stars
- Community-vouched repo with < 100 stars
100+ stars for community repos is not a strict requirement, it only serves as a guideline for the initial compilation. If you can vouch for the awesomeness of a repo with < 100 stars and you can explain why it should be listed, please submit a pull request.
Pull requests might be left open for a period of time to let the community chime in and vouch for it. An official repo from aws or awslabs can be removed if the community wishes. Check out the awesome manifesto.
Salesforce Developer Free Edition Signup¶
- Signup for Free Developer Account - Signup for Free Developer Account.
The previously popular Mavensmate editor(http://mavensmate.com/) has now ceased developement.
- Force.com IDE - Based on Eclipse Platform, supported and packaged by Salesforce.com(NOW RETIRED)
- ASIDE.IO - Online Editor, fast and connects to any Salesforce org quickly.
- WelkinSuite for Windows - Desktop Editor for force.com application, free for use, pay for support.
- C9.IO - Online Editor, connects to any Salesforce org quickly.
- Illuminated Cloud - A powerful Force.com development tool hosted within JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA.
Plugins for Salesforce¶
- Eclipse Plugin - Based on Eclipse Platform, supported and packaged by Salesforce.com
- Atom Plugin- MavensMate plugin for building Salesforce.com/Force.com/Salesforce1 applications inside GitHub's Atom text editor
- Visual Studio Code
- Salesforce Extensions for VS Code are the official Salesforce VS Code extensions.
- ForceCode is a Visual Studio Code extension for Salesforce development
- Auto-complete + Provides auto-completions for Apex & Visualforce, Go-To & Peek Definition and Realtime Syntax Checking
- xysfdx is a Visual Studio Code extension for Salesforce SFDX Development.
- ApexMate- Apex Plugin for TextMate.
- VimAwesome- VIM Plugin for Force.com.
- Force.com CLI- Command-line interface to Force.com.
- HaoIDE - Sublime Plugin for Force.com
- JedIDE - Force.com integration for IntelliJ IDEA
- Mavensmate Mavensmate extension for VS code. The main Mavensmate project is now no longer active, so this plugin may be of limited use.
Salesforce Custom Search Engines¶
- findsf: Google Custom Search of Salesforce related sites
- Search The Force.com: Google custom search of Salesforce related sites with OpenSearch support
Browser extensions for Salesforce¶
Read cruciated list of Awesome-list-of-browser-extensions-of-salesforce
Packages and Libraries supporting salesforce¶
Apex mocks - ApexMocks is a mocking framework for the Force.com Apex language.It derives it's inspiration from the well known Java mocking framework Mockito
Apex Metadata API - Apex Wrapper for the Salesforce Metadata API
Apex Core HttpCallout - Apex HTTP Callout Framework.
Key Features of this library + Framework for HTTP callouts. + JSON serialization and deserialization base classes. + OAuth Client - extends the base AbstractClient to provide the callouts required for OAuth authentication.
Polyforce - PolyForce is the project started as an idea with a motive create polymer applications/components that derive data from Salesforce, The idea create a robust set of polymer components that can mutually be shared with each other and on the other hand provide a working sample for developers to learn and get inspired to built more components
Salesforce to Github - Github API client in Apex for Force.com
- Apex UML Digram Maker - Create UML diagrams from Apex code using the Tooling API
SfApexDoc - A full-featured Apex documentation generator, similar to JavaDoc.
Visualforce TableGrid - TableGrid is a free, open-source Force.com library, that provides users and developers a highly customizable, native-looking, sortable, filterable, editable Grid Visualforce component. This component can be used as an advanced, highly configurable (by developer and user) replacement of apex:pageBlockTables and Standard Related Lists
Force.com ESAPI - Enterprise Security API for the Apex language on the Force.com platform. This library consists of three modules - Validation, Output Encoding and Access Control(CRUD, FLS and Sharing).
R.apex - Functional library for Apex. This library, inspired by Ramda.js, offers a bunch of utility functions to manipulate Apex collections, as well as extensive support for functional programming.
Query.apex - SOQL query builder on Salesforce.com platform, which supports complex conditions, field and namespace management, child relationships query, and functional programming style coding.
Apex Chainable Batch - Apex Batches can be chained by calling the successor batch from the
finish()method of the previous batch. But such hardcoding makes this model inflexible. It's hard to build the chain from outside, neighter from a central class nor on runtime dependant on business logic.
Weave - Sublime Text Plugin to generate boilerplate Salesforce Code Templates
GitHub Salesforce Deploy Tool - Automagically deploy a GitHub repository to a Salesforce ORG and "Deploy to Salesforce button" to your README.md files
Push Notification Plugin for iOS and Android- Cordova Push Notifications Plugin for Android, iOS, WP8 and Amazon Fire OS
Analytics-Cloud-Dataset-Utils- Utility to load external data into Analytics Cloud datasets, and transform existing datasets.
Workbench- Workbench is a powerful, web-based suite of tools designed for administrators and developers to interact with Salesforce.com organizations via the Force.com APIs.
Playground- Adminbooster Playground is an online tool to run SOQL/SOSL queries or Apex code, providing high level features for analysis and admin productivity.
CassaCloud- Nice salesforce debug helps you to understand logs from Salesforce developer console. For example if you have Map of map with lists, it is hard to find value where it exactly is.
SoqlXplorer- SoqlXplorer is an awesome tool for developers using the Salesforce.com platform.
force-dev-tool - Command line tool supporting the Force.com development lifecycle.
JSON to Apex- Generate an Apex class from a JSON string.
Salesforce IDs converter- Convert IDs on 15 characters to IDs on 18 characters.
Sweet.apex - Sweet.apex is the next generation of Apex development, transpiling Sweet Apex(a feature-rich Apex-like code) to Apex classes.
Adminite - A query editor desktop app with built-in auto completions, inline data editing, and more.
Git Ignore for Salesforce¶
- GitIgnore for Salesforce - Reusable .gitIgnore file for Salesforce or Force.com Projects
Open Source Projects Repositories from Salesforce¶
- Salesforce Git Repo - Grab all latest salesforce open source projects here, you will find awesome projects, framework, libraries that salesforce and opened for the world
- Salesforce Labs - Checkout open source and experimental projects from Salesforce Team. Get an early access to features that can qualify in feature and contribute your ideas
- Salesforce Mobile UI - Polymer Elements for Salesforce - Mobile UI Elements is a free, open-source Force.com (unsupported) library to simplify the development of mobile apps. The library, based on the Google’s Polymer framework, provides the fundamental building blocks for creating HTML5 apps that run well on smartphones and tablets
- ForceServer - It supportes a proxy and web server, ForceServer is a simple development server aimed at providing a simple and integrated developer experience when building applications that use Salesforce OAuth and REST services.
- ForceSniffer - Device Detection Library for Salesforce - Simplified Library that detect Mobile Devices, Salesforce1 App and other Saleforce Context.
- nForce - nforce is a node.js salesforce REST API wrapper for force.com, database.com, and salesforce.com
- ngForce -A set of Angular.js modules that facilitate quick and sustainable Angular.js application development on the Force.com Platform.
- ForceEng - Micro-Library to use Salesforce REST API in AngularJS apps
- Formulon - Formula parser completely implemented in ES6. See Demo
UX Libraries for Salesforce¶
- Salesforce Lightning Design System - Office UI library based on Lightning Experience Design Language - With the Lightning Design System you can build custom applications with a look and feel that is consistent with Salesforce core features — without reverse engineering our styles! Simply download our platform-agnostic CSS framework and get started today. to showcase, usage of Google Material Design on Salesforce
- Feather - Google Material Design Mockup for Salesforce - Library
- React Components for Saleforce Lightning Design System - Salesforce Lightning Design System components built with React
- Salesforce ReactJS SPA Starter - A template project to create ReactJS-based single page application on Salesforce, with automatic build script (Gulp.js)
- ForceSpinner - Loaders/Spinner collections to leverage powerful User Experience for Salesforce Projects
- Avonni Creator - Salesforce prototyping tool with sophisticated Lightning Design System support.
- Data Loader - Is an easy to use graphical tool that helps you to get your data into Salesforce objects.
- SFXOrgData - Copy data from your Production or Full Sandbox environment to Developer/Dev Pro sandboxes.
- DreamFactory Monarch - Migrate related sets of data between Orgs.
- Jitterbit - Commercial software integration product that facilitates transport between legacy, enterprise, and on-demand computing applications.
- Pentaho Kettle - The most popular open-source graphical ETL tool.
- Talend - An open source application for data integration job design with a graphical development environment.
- Some other solutions from awesome-etl list.
Salesforce Browser Extensions¶
- Awesome Salesforce Browser Extensions: Collection of Awesome Browser Extensions for Salesforce
Mobile Development with Salesforce¶
Salesfoce MobileSDK for iOS-If you'd like to work with the source code of the SDK itself, you've come to the right place! You can browse sample app source code and debug down through the layers to get a feel for how everything works under the covers.
Salesfoce MobileSDK for Windows-Build the project normally in Visual Studio; everything should build fine. If you wish to create a new project and not use the NuGet versions of the core libraries, simply create a new project with the template, remove the NuGet reference and add references to Salesforce.SDK.Core, Salesforce.SDK.Store (for windows projects) or Salesforce.SDK.Phone for phone projects.
Salesfoce MobileSDK for Andriod- Source repository for the Salesforce Mobile SDK for Android.
Google Polymer Pack : Try Designer | Github Repo | Watch Designer Video | Build your Mobile App with a set of new HTML tags that ease the development of salesforce driven user interfaces. It's based on the Google’s Polymer framework and uses Web Components to provide fundamental building blocks for creating an Offline enabled application with Salesforce Mobile SDK
Troubleshooting and queries¶
- Force.com Discussion boards : Rich variety of boards are available to discuss almost anything about platform. Locate the correct board [here].
- Tweet: Force.com community is pretty active on Twitter, tweet your question with hash #askforce
- StackOverFlow: Post your questions with right tags like apex, visualforce and salesforce to get a quick response.
- StackExchange: Salesforce Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Salesforce administrators, implementation experts, developers and anybody in-between. It's 100% free, no registration required.
- salesforce-developer.ru: Russian-speaking Salesforce community: there are developer's and admin's forum and blog.
Official Salesforce Twitter Accounts ¶
- Salesforce Developers
- Salesforce Docs
- Salesforce Stack Exchange
- Salesforce Service Cloud
- Salesforce ForceDotComLabs
- Salesforce SalesforceLive
- Salesforce Engineering
- Salesforce UX
- Salesforce PartnerForce
Learning Salesforce Platform¶
- Trailhead - Trailhead teaches you how to build cloud apps for free with fun, interactive tutorials. Stand out by learning in-demand Salesforce development skills.
- Udacity Course - This class teaches you how to build powerful web and mobile apps and host them in the cloud, without writing a line of code.
- Pluralsight Course - A crash course on how to code Apex taught by four time Salesforce MVP David Liu.
- Focus on Force - This inexpensive learning resource provides platform courses, study guides, and practice exams for several certification paths including Admin, Advanced Admin, App Builder, Platform Developer I, Platform Developer II, among others.
Salesforce Certification Program¶
- Online Salesforce Certification Credentials Verification Click Here
- Ready to register for an exam? Click here.
- Salesforce Developer Relations Blog - Managed by Salesforce Developer Relations Team, you will find coolest of updates in the world of Salesforce, mostly experienments, features and developer evagelist blog official from this podium.
- Salesforce Engineering Blog - Covers latest update from engineering team, you will find updates about core engineering and product releated post and some awesome people to follow
- Andrew Fawcett - CTO at Financialforce.com, Author and known for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce Community. Read More
- Andrez Perez - (ElToro.IT) - Articles about Lightning Components, Apex, Visualforce, Force.com and Salesforce in general. He is a Master Technical Instructor at Salesforce.com and owns 11x Salesforce certifications.
- Christophe Coenraets - Christophe Coenraets is a Developer Evangelist for Salesforce.com where he focuses on mobile application development, Read More
- Harshit Pandey -(Oyecode) - Harshit Pandey is Principal Technical Architect at Intuitive Surgical, previously Technical Architect at Salesforce.com Developer Relations Team and build Trailhead while at Salesforce, love to expriement with ever evoloving capacities of Salesforce Read More
- Jeff Doughlas - Senior Technical Consultant at Appirio & Developer Evangelist Architect at topcoder specializing in cloud-based, APIs & mobile apps. Read More
- Keir Bowden- Also known as Keir Bowden and Keir is Chief Technical Officer at BrightGen, a Salesforce Platinum Partner, in the United Kingdom.Read More
- Enrico Murru -(Nerd @ Work) - Also known as Enreeco or ForceLogic.Ultra geek tech lover mercenary software developer and Salesforce enthusiast. Read More
- Peter Knolle - Peter Knolle enjoys working with all kinds of different technologies. Certified Salesforce.com professional, and Force.com MVP. Read More
- Jitendra Zaa- 7 Salesforce Certificates, MVP and Technical Architect working on platform since 2008 Read More
- Mohith Shrivastava -(CloudyWorld)- Mohit is CodeScience at Codescience.com. He is known for his valuable contribution in stackexchange owns 9x Salesforce certification.
- The Wizard News - The Wizard News is a central location for blogs, video, and podcasts created by Brian Kwong – aka Salesforce Wizard.
- Good day, Sir! Podcast - A WEEKLY TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PODCAST, WITH A STRONG FOCUS ON THE SALESFORCE PLATFORM.
- SalesforceWay Podcast - A WEEKLY SALESFORCE DEVELOPER TARGETED PODCAST.
- Salesforce Posse - The Salesforce Posse podcast was created to tell the world about Salesforce development and architecture best practice and news from the Salesforce eco-system.
- Code Coverage - Code Coverage is a podcast for developers on the force.com platform, in each episode we talk to a developer about how they got involved with the platform, what they’re working on, technologies they like and what they consider to be their most ‘creative’ solution.
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