Introduction to Salesforce Trailhead

When Salesforce introduced Trailhead in the Dreamforce 2014 Developer Keynote I wasn’t overly excited. Trailhead is Salesforce’s Learning Platform; it’s designed to teach you how to administer and program in force.com Over the last few months, it’s really started to come together and offer lots of interesting content, and challenges. Overview Trailhead consists of three…

Salesforce Spring15 Including Mapping Features

Salesforce’s Spring 15 release is going to include mapping and geolocation for address fields. I believe, location based features started appearing before I started using Salesforce. Even more exciting, is that visualforce will include a map component. The mapping component appears to be using Google Maps, but this could probably change. The new mapping component…

Dreamforce 2014 Notes: Writing Apex and Visualforce Using Re-usable Patterns

Why use patterns: patterns help us be more efficient patterns describe reusable solutions to common problems Bulk Processing Caching create triggers w/ ability to process hundreds of lookups challenge: queries, DML, memory collect all keys from trigger object in Set Object Query once using SOQL in clause with key set cache results in map object…