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…
Over time, Salesforce orgs get more and more complicated especially when a consultant, admin or developer leaves the organization with their knowledge of the system.
On Salesforce, if you want to process thousands of records the only way to truly achieve it is through asynchronous apex.
In this blog post, we cover the various ways of doing Asynchronous Apex.
As you may recall, in Salesforce, there are some fairly stringent governor limits that can cause things to unexpectedly fail.
In this blog post, you will learn three easy steps to bulkify any method in Apex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Once you know how to do it, getting the current Record Id in a lightning component or lightning aura component is pretty easy. We simply need to implement the force:hasRecordId interface in the lightning component.
The lightning:recordEditForm allows us to create a custom looking form that can interact with Salesforce records, or create new Salesforce records.
In this blog post, we’ll go over how to create a custom submit button for a lightning:recordEditForm
Lightning Data Service is a game changer for Salesforce Developers and Lightning Components (Aura) because it reduces the amount of work required by developers.
Implementing CRMS like Salesforce into an existing company can be really challenging if users aren’t interested in using it or resistant to change. I recall the first time I integrated Salesforce into an organization, we had a very difficult time getting the sales staff to actually use it. Eventually we found a way to get staff interested in using the CRM and stop using Google Docs or Excel sheets.
It’s no secret that Salesforce Lightning is changing the way we develop for Salesforce. At Dreamforce 2014, Salesforce introduced Salesforce Lightning and it is proving to change a lot of things we do on the platform and I’m sure it will make things a lot better for users in the long term. If you aren’t already familiar with Salesforce Lightning then you need to read my post called What is Salesforce Lightning.…
In the days of early computing, it was rare that companies would have a way of communicating with their customers that would scale as the company grew. Everything went into different “data silos” that wasn’t necessarily accessible to the right person at the right moment. When I started my career, I worked on phone systems that were mostly being used by mortgage brokers that usually worked off of lists of potential customers in excel.
Usually the brokers had no insight into how things were going or would go unless they kept adding columns for notes each time they called or emailed the person. If the mortgage broker worked on a team or had a manager – it was nearly impossible to coordinate how things were going because everything was based off of the data or papers even that one employee would keep on their computer or on their desk.
It’s no secret to those that know me that I read a lot and spend a lot of time gathering knowledge and honing my craft. I believe I own and have read most of the books on apex and salesforce that are available right now. Advanced Apex Programming by Dan Appleman is definitely the most advanced book for programming on Salesforce and Force.com. …
Salesforce does three major releases per year which often include hundreds of changes whether they be bug fixes or new features. Staying on top of what is changing is very difficult as the company continues to expand and is consistently enhancing the platform.
As a professional it’s part of our jobs to stay current on what is available in Salesforce and what may change in the next year or few years. …
Out of the box, Salesforce doesn’t provide an a way to rename a Salesforce Lightning Component (Aura), but don’t worry there is an easier way than creating a new one and copying everything over.
If you have been programming on the Salesforce/Force.com platform for any amount of time I’m sure you have come into contact with Apex Triggers. If not, Apex Triggers are units of code that execute whenever a database operation occurs. I’ve put together a post about Before and After Triggers that you should read if you…