Topic: salesforce

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Quill

You might have seen the news on Quill, the open-source WYSIWYG editor built for the web, earlier this week. Since it’s currently trending on GitHub and it’s a project specifically built for developers, Quill has made its way into the SD Times GitHub project of the week. It was only two years ago when Quill … continue reading

Salesforce developer conference highlights its tools

Salesforce fired up a brand new developer conference today in San Francisco. Executives and developers mingled to discuss the various Salesforce platforms and products, the highlights of which focused on numerous buzzwords: IoT, AI, and cloud-based containers. Alex Dayon, Chief Product Officer at Salesforce, detailed the platform’s features, particularly those for commercial mobile development. Customers … continue reading

Salesforce acquires MetaMind, the Civil Infrastructure Project, and Appy Builder—SD Times news digest: April 5, 2016

Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, an AI startup company. With the two coming together, they will be able to offer customers AI solutions with capabilities that further automate and personalize customer support, marketing, and other business processes. Salesforce’s data science capabilities will be extended by embedding deep learning within its platform. Salesforce also plans to integrate … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Marc Benioff vs. Larry Ellison: Who throws the better party?

Let’s compare, if we can for a moment, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. This week, San Francisco played host to its largest conference ever, when 170,000 people attended Dreamforce. Next month, a whole lot of people will be attending Oracle OpenWorld as well. I expect somewhere between 50,000 and 75,000. Any … continue reading

Salesforce enters Internet of Things market

While Salesforce.com has spent years advocating for closer and tighter customer interactions, it was the 1-to-1 ratio that was highlighted primarily at Dreamforce this week. That 1-to-1 interaction of individual customer and individual employee was presented as the essential experience for the future of software. “Salesforce is turning the Internet of Things into the Internet … continue reading

Salesforce takes over San Francisco

Salesforce.com took over San Francisco this week when its annual Dreamforce conference brought more than 170,000 attendees to the city. That number made it the largest software conference in the city’s history, dwarfing Oracle OpenWorld. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, took the stage during yesterday’s keynote to discuss the company’s future. “Next year…Salesforce will be … continue reading

With Hadoop already supported, Tableau talks streaming

When Apache Hadoop burst onto the scene, it changed the game not only for batch processing and data storage, but also for analytics. Tableau was one of the first visual analytics companies to support Hadoop, and now it’s feeling a similar tug from Apache Spark and the streaming revolution. Dustin Smith, product marketing manager at … continue reading

Google’s Eddystone BLE beacons, Salesforce Shield and Glimpse joins Microsoft—SD Times news digest: July 15, 2015

Google has announced Eddystone, an open-source Bluetooth LE beacon format for developers to integrate into cross-platform applications. Eddystone defines a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) message format for proximity beacon messages, supporting multiple frame types for various application use cases on Android, iOS or other mobile platforms. Google is launching two new APIs along with Eddystone—the … continue reading

Heroku creates single marketplace for developer add-ons and plug-ins

For the creators of cloud-based applications, standing on the shoulders of giants always saves time when reaching for lofty goals. With this in mind, Heroku, the PaaS company owned by Salesforce.com, has consolidated three types of third-party and user-generated content into a single marketplace known as Heroku Elements. Launched today, Elements includes the already-existing Heroku … continue reading

Salesforce debuts Salesforce1, Analytics Cloud and Wear Developer Pack for Apple Watch

Salesforce has unveiled Salesforce1, Analytics Cloud and the Wear Developer Pack for Apple Watch, the most recent additions to their line of open-source wearable apps. The Salesforce Wear Developer Kit for Apple Watch will leverage Apple’s WatchKit SDK by providing starter projects and design patterns for developers to build upon. The developer pack can be … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Crazy rumor of the day: Oracle to buy Salesforce?

There’s a crazy rumor going around the Valley right now that Oracle is about to buy Salesforce.com. Personally, I don’t buy it at all, but I will see fit to explain why people are saying this: Insiders have sold off a bit of stock. Really, the sales are concentrated around Feb. 24, when a segment … continue reading

Heroku Enterprise, MapReduce for C, and Microsoft to optimize asm.js—SD Times news digest: Feb. 19, 2015

Salesforce has announced Heroku Enterprise, a new edition of the Heroku cloud application development platform featuring new team collaboration tooling, enhanced access controls and enterprise-grade support. Heroku Enterprise, built for enterprise-scale development, contains several new collaboration and control features for app development in large distributed teams: Shared Application Projects: Enable developer teams, partners and contractors … continue reading

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