Decisions are not dichotomies of either/or.It’s not clicks or code, its clicks and code, or clicks at first, and then replacement with code. Or too much code, for the wrong reason, or too many clicks,… Read More »Another 7 habits for developing a Technical Architect Mindset
Install the force.com CLI, confirm it runs from your current working directory by running ‘force’ Install PMD, confirm it runs from your current working directory by running PMD Then, run the following commands in sequence… Read More »Running the Force.com CLI and PMD for a quick quality check
In Summer 17 Salesforce release the beta of what was, for me, a much awaited feature — Platform Events. To get a background on Platform Events you can check out Trailhead or for a more to the point explanation,… Read More »Salesforce Platform Events, a quick dive into EventBus.RetryableException
There is a lot of advice in programmer land, advice that often mixes mandatory practices with suggestions that are ‘good to do’. Translated outside of programming, these lists often look like: Call your mother.Obviously good… Read More »If you do these 6 things in Apex then nobody dies.
ince the release of Salesforce’s Trailhead (A set of learning resources for budding force.com developers) I’ve had a number of people ask me ‘I’ve done Trailhead… what should I next?’ Here’s my answer! Code The number 1… Read More »Beyond Trailhead: Becoming a better coder.
Get a password manager and use it.Lastpass or 1Password, you are likely to get a LOT of usernames/passwords for different Salesforce orgs, these tools will help you. Register a Developer Edition that is your ‘home base’.You will register… Read More »8 pieces of practical advice for starting your Salesforce.com Career