The wait is over. Skuid 1.0 goes live on the AppExchange today.
Unleash the Force.com® user interface (UI) with the power of Skuid. The Skuid prerelease "sneak peek" created quite a buzz among developers and consultants. This first major release of Skuid has tons more features than the prerelease version. A tasty Skuid appetizer section appears below.
Dreamforce tour de force
- Next week (17–21 Sep) we’ll be in San Francisco unleashing Skuid among the 70,000+ attendees at Dreamforce. You can catch a live Skuid demo there in one of three ways:
- Theater Presentation. Moved to the larger Developer Theater by popular demand, this 30-minute overview session will feature a live demo of Skuid's drag-and-drop page builder and major components. Come see what the excitement is all about. Tue 18 Sep @ 10 a.m.
- Breakout Session. Sign up for our afternoon breakout session, Unleash the Force.com User Interface with Skuid. The session will take a deeper dive for developers, but should also be helpful for admins, ISVs, and consultants. Wed 19 Sep @ 3 p.m.
- DevZone. Our lead developers, Zach, Ben and John, will be available throughout Dreamforce in our DevZone demo station to answer all of your questions about Skuid. Tue Sep 18 – Fri Sep 21
Cool new components quench your thirst for UI power
- Calendar component. Create a calendar based on any data in your org that tracks date and time. Current views include month view, week view and day-scheduling view. Day-scheduling view allows you to "schedule" event times related to records of any data object.
- Page-include component. Include Visualforce pages or other Skuid Pages inside of a parent Skuid page.
- Social component. Include a Chatter feed on any object within your Skuid page.
Handy new page-builder utensils to serve up the perfect UI
- Field search. Fields are filtered as you type to help you find the fields you're looking for faster.
- Preview. Easily preview the page you're building. If your page expects parameters, Preview will assist you in selecting parameter values.
- Polymorphic reference field support. Fields can be chosen from any object to which a polymorphic reference field can refer.
- Sub-conditions. Various condition types now support child conditions and grandchild conditions.
Some tasty new morsels for your UI tables
- Table searching. Full-text server-side search can be enabled for any table.
- Table filtering. If desired, conditions in your Skuid Model can be set as "filters" within your table that users can toggle on/off to dynamically filter the records in the table.
Saucy component upgrades spice up the user experience in your apps
- Field editor component. Add template/aggregate fields (e.g. mailing address) into your field editor by simply dragging a template into the field editor just like you would drag a field from a Model. Any fields referenced in your template will be automatically editable when users click to edit the template field.
- Filter group conditions. Include multiple conditions in a single filter group that users of tables and other components can easily toggle on/off.
- Select-option filter conditions. Create filter conditions where users can pick to apply a specific value from a list of possibilities. Options can be dynamically populated from picklist entries, record types, or the values in another Model.
- Join (subquery) conditions. Use complex joins against other SObjects to further limit the records pulled in to your Model.
- Model-merge conditions. Use fields in other Models as values for a Model's conditions.
The Skuid story
As our developers pushed the limits of user interface customizability with Force.com and Visualforce, they became increasingly frustrated with the repetitiveness and unsatisfactory results of certain aspects of the process (slow page loads, lack of customizability of custom pages, etc.)
So they started developing a tool kit that would make customizing pages much, much simpler and more scalable. Using Skuid empowered our developers to create new apps with a fraction of the time and effort. Now that same power can be yours. Learn more about the Skuid story in this blog post.