Sara Has No Limits

Good Programmers Evaluate, Simplify, Automate and Document

Summer 14 Release Training Notes

CommunitiesConsole

For any of you certified developers needing to take the Summer 14 Release Exam to maintain your credentials, the following notes, which were taken after watching the Release training videos, should help you to prepare. Salesforce Chatter Changes Communities Enhancements The new Community Engagement Console gives community managers one place to monitor and manage the community reputation. Administrators can select which of the 5 available dashboards (seen in the image […]

Continue Reading →

Top 5 Tips for Improving Visualforce Pages

top5

#1 – Reduce or eliminate view state   View State is not your friend when it comes to page performance, so if you do not need it (as in your page does need to persist data between page requests), then do not use it at all. This is especially true for pages that will run on the Salesforce1 mobile platform!!! How do you not use it all? Do not include the […]

Continue Reading →

Considerations when using Javascript in Visualforce

JS

As part of my research for the new Lynda.com course I am doing on Visualforce, I have been going through posts on the Salesforce forums. I ran across this one in which the poster was asking what was the best way to select multiple checkboxes on a Visualforce page when a “Check All” checkbox was selected. The best answer that was chosen was a recommendation by someone to use the […]

Continue Reading →

HUGE Backlog for Registration of the Advanced Developer Programming Assignment

AdvancedDevCert

Bad news for anyone pursuing the Advanced Developer Certification. There is such a huge backlog, that I was just informed that I will not be able to register for the June, 2014 programming assignment as I had been expecting. Because of the backlog, I will now not be able to register until September, 2014. That sucks and I wanted to share this with you all. According to Salesforce the following […]

Continue Reading →

Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers

Questions

I just watched a Pluralsight course that I think EVERY software developer should watch. It is for developers brand new to the field, those that have been developing for only a few years, and those that have been developing for many years. The course is general and non-technical, but is highly informative, extremely insightful, and remarkably hilarious. The course is titled, “Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers” by Dan […]

Continue Reading →

Back up your Phone Right NOW!!!!

PhoneBackup

Last Friday evening, I stopped at a local convenience store for just a few seconds. Twenty minutes later, I reached towards my phone cradle to make a call and realized my phone was gone. Stolen, you ask? It certainly appeared that way. I acted quickly. I returned home and immediately called my carrier to report the phone as stolen. They issued a block that would prevent anyone from using the […]

Continue Reading →

Spring 14 Release Training Notes

For any of you certified developers needing to take the Spring 14 Release Exam to maintain your credentials, the following notes should help you to prepare. What are Enhancements to Reports? When running a Summary report, users can now do the following: Sort the data in a grouping by any summarized field or custom summary formula. Freeze the headers at the top or left of a report, so they are […]

Continue Reading →

Comparing the Force.com SOAP API to the New Salesforce Toolkit for .NET

Tools_ce2c5a

Last week I sat in on a webinar titled, “Build Customer Centric Applications Using the Salesforce Toolkit for .NET“, presented by Wade Wegner and Richard Seroter. As a .NET developer, I was excited to see a new way of connecting Salesforce via .NET. But, I was REALLY excited when I heard that the new toolkit was open-source and provided native libraries that utilized the async and await model in .NET. I […]

Continue Reading →

Approved as a new Lynda.com Author

lynda_logo1k-d_72x72

I just got word that I have been approved to be a new Lynda.com author! They want me to design a series of courses on Salesforce development. They currently have none, so this is very exciting. One of the things I really like about Lynda.com is their commitment to high-quality productions. They are leaders in the area of online video training. The first course will likely be very introductory (such […]

Continue Reading →

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 49 other followers