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Summer 14 Release Training Notes

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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 […]

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HUGE Backlog for Registration of the Advanced Developer Programming Assignment

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Motivation and Tips for Passing the Force.com Advanced Developer Certification

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If you are currently pursuing or even just thinking about pursuing the Force.com Advanced Developer Certification, I strongly suggest you check out this video. It is a recording of a panel discussion held at the most recent Dreamforce (late 2013), in which 3 people (seen in the image on the left) who have recently passed the Advanced Developer Certification shared their personal stories. All three of the speakers had very […]

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Winter 14 Release Training – Force.com

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The following are notes I took while viewing the Salesforce Premier Training regarding Force.com enhancements in the new Winter 14 release. These notes can be used by Certified Developers to prepare for the Winter 14 certification release test. What is User Sharing? The User object now supports organization-wide defaults, sharing rules, and manual sharing. This means that a top level person can control which users see other users in the […]

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Winter 14 Release Training Notes – Analytics

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The following are notes I took while viewing the Salesforce Premier Training regarding Analytics enhancements in the new Winter 14 release. These notes can be used by Certified Developers to prepare for the Winter 14 certification release test. What is Historical Trending? Let’s you analyze how an opportunity or custom object data changes over time. You can do the following: Build Tabular reports to give you side by side comparison […]

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Setting Tab Order – Use TabOrderHint instead of TabIndex

In the last few days, I have been preparing for the Advanced Developer Certification by going page by page through the recommended Salesforce Developers Guide. I was shocked when I received an error trying to save a sample page using the code supplied in the online guide (page 39). The sample page involved setting the tab order for fields in a form and the code referenced an attribute named TabIndex. […]

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More about Web Services and Unit Testing

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One of the limitations of Salesforce unit tests is that they do not make web service call-outs. So, how do you satisfy unit testing requirements for any apex code that does web service call-outs?  You have two options. Option 1: Programmatically generate a mock call-out In the following example, a class which implements HttpCalloutMock is used to create a fake response: Your unit test code will then invoke the test […]

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