Category Architect – Blog Series Overview

I have a set of blog articles I will be writing over the coming weeks and months (let’s be honest: years).  I wanted to list the outline of what I am planning.  I would love your feedback on which ones you would be interested in seeing sooner than later.  (These are listed in no specific […]

Read More IDE running on Eclipse 4.2 (Juno)

Quick tip: When trying to install the IDE ( into Eclipse 4.2 (Juno) you will receive errors.  The fix is very simple.  Get a hold of the following JAR file: org.eclipse.update.ui_3.2.300.v20100512.jar and place it in your Eclipse ‘plugins’ directory.  This is especially easy if you have an older version of Eclipse.  I copied it from […]

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Using the Web Services Connector to access the API

In this post we will be creating a client application that can communicate with and alter the data in your org.  This would be the building blocks for a custom Java on-premise app.  We are using the WSC open source project for connection to  This is a web service client stack that […]

Read More APEX REST + oAuth

We are building an integration between and a custom iPhone application.  The system has the following high level requirements: 1) will stand up a custom API for communication with the iPhone.  Apex Rest web services will be used. 2) oAuth will be used for the iPhone to authenticate into There were enough nuances in […]

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