Animated Page Transitions with React.js

After exploring React in my previous post, I started experimenting with ways to implement animated page transitions in mobile web and Cordova-based apps. ReactCSSTransitionGroup provides the basic infrastructure for CSS-based animations. But after a few promising experiments, I ran into this problem. I also wasn’t sure this approach would give me enough control to implement […]

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Sample Mobile Application with React and Cordova

I recently spent some time playing with React, Facebook’s JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. The term “UI Framework” means different things to different people: In the case of React, it’s a framework that makes it easy to build and compose UI components; it is not a library of out-of-the-box UI components. Some key characteristics […]

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Salesforce Mobile SDK Presentation

Thanks everybody for attending my “Salesforce Mobile SDK” session at Salesforce1 World Tour in New York last week. The HTML slides for my session are available here (click the slide below to start): I ran the presentation as a hybrid app built with the Mobile SDK on my iPad so that I could demonstrate Mobile […]

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ForceServer: A Local Server to Streamline Salesforce OAuth and REST Development

Salesforce provides a REST API that makes it easy to access and manipulate Salesforce data from any application. To start using Salesforce OAuth and the REST APIs, you need to add a few components to your development environment: A Proxy Server to avoid cross-domain policy issues when invoking Salesforce REST services. (The Chatter API supports […]

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Ionic Tutorial and Sample Application

I had a great time presenting the PhoneGap Day workshops with Michael and Holly last week in San Francisco. In the afternoon, I ran an AngularJS/Ionic workshop based on this tutorial. At the end of the workshop, I showed a more complete version of the application with additional UI polish and better code organization. A […]

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New Salesforce Mobile SDK 2.3 with Cordova 3.5 Support

The Salesforce Mobile SDK allows developers to easily build Native (iOS and Android) and Hybrid (Cordova-based) applications on top of the Salesforce platform. Version 2.3 was released last week, and you can find the list of new and improved features in the official announcement blog post. My own favorite new feature is Cordova 3.5 support […]

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Revamped Apache Cordova Tutorial

A few weeks ago, I delivered a Cordova/PhoneGap Workshop at jQuery UK in Oxford. Great conference in a great location! I took the opportunity to revamp the workshop I had been delivering at PhoneGap Day in Portland and Amsterdam, and at LXJS in Lisbon. I thought it could be useful to a larger audience, so […]

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QCon New York Slides: Creating Native-Like Mobile Apps with Cordova, AngularJS and Ionic

I had a great time presenting “Creating Native-Like Mobile Apps with Cordova, AngularJS and Ionic” at QCon New York two weeks ago. Thanks to all who attended my session. The HTML slides are available here. I was running these slides in Cordova, so some interactions (taking a picture of the audience, comparing click vs touch, […]

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New Salesforce Tutorial for Developers

Based on my own experience learning the Salesforce platform a few months ago, I put together a tutorial for developers new to Salesforce development. The objective was to boil down a sometimes intimidating number of features to some of the core concepts you need to know to get started quickly and efficiently. The list of […]

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