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Swapping between Package.xml and Changeset

We had a previous rant at how lacking changesets are and that ant based deployments bring advantages. One of the big drawbacks of changesets are that, although they can be cloned on the same org, there is no out the … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Force Command Line Interface (CLI)

Salesforce provides a CLI tool that adds a useful bow to the developers and administrators armoury. Provides different tooling options to the Salesforce developer or administrator Output is easily captured and available (run and query and put results in a … Continue reading

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An Internet of Things and Salesforce

Braindump:  The ‘internet of things’ IOT concept has been around for a while now but in 2017 how much has it really influenced our everyday lives? We take internet access on our phones and tablets for granted, but we haven’t … Continue reading

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Trailhead – Bronze Tent Peg Needed

Some thoughts on improving (the already excellent) Trailhead experience. Comments welcome. Let’s see if we can get make a Bronze Tent Peg a thing! Need more ranks – The ranges are almost defined on an exponential scoring scale, topping out … Continue reading

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Upset with Changeset

Right,  we need to let off some steam.  After some time working with deploying using Ant, we needed to switch back to working with changesets and it has re-surfaced some long-held distaste for them.  Between page refreshes, it has reminded … Continue reading

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Scheduling Salesforce Test Runs

A developer has added some new code in the dev org. Testing it can’t be an after thought but sometimes with all the things going on it can get overlooked or delayed and you can be in for nasty surprise … Continue reading

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Benefits of using a Trigger Framework

If you have multiple triggers on an object you need to be careful.  The order in which triggers run is not known so strange things can happen if triggers conflict with each other. Multiple triggers can work fine if properly … Continue reading

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Salesforce Certification & Trailhead

Recently Salesforce has announced that Trailhead badges will form an integral part of Salesforce certifications. It’s an interesting development, here are some thoughts… With the continued expansion of Salesforce it is important that the supply of quality Salesforce engineers to … Continue reading

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Get Record Type ID without using a query SOQL call

Treat SOQL calls like gold dust.  With complex triggers it is easy to approach and breach the SOQL count limit so it important to ensure code is optimised to reduce SOQL calls and generally be as efficient as possible.  Also, … Continue reading

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