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Win Free Books at Dreamforce

30 Aug

Wes and I are attending Dreamforce this week in San Francisco and are giving away free copies of our book throughout the event. Keep your eyes open on Twitter and this blog for more info on where and how you can score a free copy.

Here’s your first chance to get a free copy. Attend my Lightning Forum session, “How to Crowdsource Cloud Development”, at 1:30 in the Dev Zone. Be the first person after the session to ask me a CloudSpokes question and somehow work Wes Nolte’s birth country into the question.


Salesforce Handbook Now Available for Kindle

13 Jul

The Kindle version of the Salesforce Handbook is now available! It took us a couple of attempts to get it done properly but we did it.

It’s available at Amazon and Amazon UK for your viewing pleasure.


Salesforce Handbook Now Available on

19 May

The Salesforce Handbook is now available on (finally)! Here’s the link to the book. We would love it if some people could add some reviews. That would be really #superfrickinawesome!.

You can still purchase the print and PDF versions of the book at which are a bit cheaper. I guess the premium is for being able to find the book easier.

Wes is working on the Kindle version of the book now so hopefully that will be available shortly.

Salesforce Handbook Review – Ron Hess

16 Nov

In addition to Quinton Wall, Ron Hess (Developer Evangelist, provided a lot of feedback for the Handbook and we really appreciate his contributions! We sent Ron the manuscript and he provided extremely valuable feedback, corrections and suggestions. I even spoke with Ron on the phone a couple of times to discuss the Handbook in more detail. Given the significant impact that Ron has made on the platform, we were grateful for his time and quote.

“The Handbook provides a broad, high-level view of the platform with all of the information you need to get started. It’s a definite asset to any new administrator or developer.”


Salesforce Handbook Review – Quinton Wall

12 Nov

When Wes and I were wrapping up the Handbook we knew that we wanted to get some level of support from We were hoping someone might review the book for us and possibly provide us with some sort of quote for credibility. We were hoping the Developer Evangelism team would help out since we have a good relationship with most of them. We would have loved to have reviews and quotes from all of them (actually everyone on the team has helped out in some manner but VMforce and DF10 are coming up fast) but our first thought was to reach out to Quinton Wall and Ron Hess given their backgrounds.

Quinton was the first person that we asked to review our book and boy did he come through! Quinton read the book over the weekend and had a large number of comments for us Monday morning. We really appreciate his input and the following quote he provided.

”The community is the best resource for anyone wishing to learn more about the platform. Jeff Douglas and Wes Nolte, are two of the communities most active and respected members. The Salesforce Handbook is as close as you can get to bottling the combined experience of Jeff and Wes into a book designed to get new developers building apps in no time. They just made my job so much easier!”

Free Copies of the Salesforce Handbook at DF10

11 Nov

Wes and I have been working with and Appirio to give away some free copies of our Handbook at Dreamforce. We’ll be doing it in conjunction with our sessions, the Zone and a yet to be announced awesome, fun “certification exam”.

More info to come as Dreamforce approaches.

Sign Up! Salesforce Handbook Notification List

8 Nov

We’ve had a lot of people ask when the handbook will be available for purchase, so instead of requiring you to check back frequently, we’ve made a handy-dandy mailing list to keep track of interested people.

Just add your info here and we’ll notify you when the handbook is available.

New Facebook Fan Page

5 Nov

Our Handbook will be released in the next few weeks so we are ramping up our social networking efforts. We just created a new Facebook Fan Page to support the book so hop on over and Like it. More good stuff should be coming out shortly. We plan on releasing some of the community reviews to whet your appetite.

Going to the Printer!

29 Oct

Wes and I are finishing up the Handbook this weekend and then it’s off to the printer on Monday morning! It’s been a long and rewarding process fitting the writing of the book in between work and family life. We’ve received some really great quotes and will be publishing them soon as teasers. The Handbook has been received by better than we ever expected!

We may have a special surprise to release on the next couple of days. So stayed tuned.

Out for Review!

1 Oct

We just sent out the (rough) chapters to the first 5 people that signed up earlier on in the week to help in the review process. Sorry if we couldn’t send a copy to you but we had to limit it to 5 since we are short on time. Thanks again for all the help, interest and support.