Here is the release overview presentation with screenshots highlighting the important features and functionalities introduced in Salesforce Spring 15
Here is an article I came across today that I am sure you will be quite interested in reading. That is what the average salary of Salesforce professionals. Whether you are an architect, consultant, project manager, developer or administrator, see what is the average salary in the market (in USD). Check it out at http://www.runconsultants.com/blog/6-high-paying-salesforce-average-salaries/
It is sometimes amazing to note that we miss such obvious things in Salesforce. For example, before today if you asked me send a mass email to all Salesforce users informing them about something (e.g. an upcoming maintenance window or a new Salesforce feature), my first thought would have been to create a report of all actives users in Salesforce with their email addresses, download the report and then send an email using my email client. More
Here is a great article on 15 commandments to Apex best practices, which I think every developer should create as a checklist when writing codes. Do read this as this can transform you from being just a developer to a good developer.
and here is a quick recap of what’s mentioned in the article More
How do you connect to Salesforce from an external application, say, for example Java? If you Google for the information, you will quickly learn that Salesforce provides different methods and different APIs. But what you will probably not find is a step-by-step guide teaching you exactly how to do it. In this blog post, I have stitched together a complete step-by-step instructions with screenshots on how to download, install, configure and use Salesforce’s REST API to connect from a java program and execute some basic transactions (query, insert, update, delete records). In less than 45 minutes, you will have a fully functional java program that will connect to Salesforce and execute transactions in Salesforce. More