Tag: Salesforce

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital Transformation is the process of using digital technologies to re-engineer business processes, culture, employee experiences and customer experiences. Digital Transformation shouldn’t have a start and an end date, they are always on processes. Not a project!

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Why do we still need Visualforce and Apex?

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Where possible we should really be trying to use Lightning Web Components over Visualforce. The main reason we should prioritize Lightning Web Components over Visualforce is because of a lot of the out-of-the-box benefits: more modern, more responsive, and frankly, Visualforce will at some point be deprecated.

Visualforce is still useful though, here are some good situations to consider still using it:

  • Building Wizards (multi-step processes)
  • Needing to control the flow through an application.
  • Org isn’t using Lightning yet (this should be really rare in 2021)

Apex isn’t going anywhere. For the most part, Lightning Web Components will need to call Apex code if you are doing anything really custom. The Lighning Data Service is pretty good, but it’s not going to work in every circumstance.

Wrapping it Up

Visualforce is slowly disappearing; there are very few situations that mean we should start new pages or Visualforce components with it.

Apex isn’t going anywhere.

How to Avoid Governor Limits in Salesforce Apex

Most governor limit errors are a result of poorly understanding how Salesforce works, so they can be prevented by designing a better architecture and by taking advantage of the platform. For example, too many SOQL queries can be avoided by writing bulk-friendly code or using caching.

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Common Reasons Salesforce Integrations Fail

Moving data between systems consistently through an integration can be difficult especially given all of the limits that Salesforce throws at us!

The purpose of this blog post is talk about all of the common reasons that a Salesforce integration could fail.

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Reasons To Integrate Salesforce

When we integrate something we are connecting two applications or systems together so they can talk to each other and share data.

There’s a lot of business benefits to integrating Salesforce with other systems whether it be your enterprise resource planning system (ERP), your accounting software (Quickbooks, Simply Accounting, etc), or even your case management system.

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Integrating Salesforce With Other Apps – A Series!

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Salesforce has really transformed a lot of companies I’ve been involved with because it’s made the sales team way more effective and allowed all people that need access to know what’s going on.

Integrating Salesforce with other apps has the potential to dramatically improve efficiency and productivity in businesses.

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Decluttering Your Salesforce Org

Declutter Your Salesforce Org

Salesforce orgs tend to become cluttered with technical debt and functionality that is no longer being used. The longer the technical debt and unused functionality is allowed to exist the more expensive it becomes because of confusion, complexity, and potential project delays.

In this blog post, we have a look at how to identify technical debt and how to begin removing it.

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Using jQuery in Salesforce Lightning

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Up until recently, if you were building websites you pretty much always used jQuery. jQuery really simplified working with the browser document object model (DOM) and doing really custom animations.

In this blog post, we go through how to jQuery with the Lightning Locker Service turned on.

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Everything You Need to Know About Salesforce Relationship Types

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When building a database it’s so important to build the right relationships between database tables. What this means is that when we’re creating relationships between objects is that we’re deciding how they will be associated with one another. Salesforce has a very similar concept, which shouldn’t really be a surprise considering there’s a database powering the entire thing!

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