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I am officially a Salesforce Advanced Developer!

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As Peter Chitum suggests in his well read article, The Path to the Advanced Developer Certification, when you do finally pass this arduous certification process you should, “Say it loud, say it proud“…. So, I am happy to announce that today I was informed that I have Passed the Advanced Developer Assignment and I am officially an Advanced Developer.¬† YEAH!!!! It took me one year longer than I expected, but […]

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Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Michael Welburn

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This is the third in a new series of posts that will spotlight one Developer who has successfully transitioned to Salesforce. The people in these posts were interviewed in order to share their transition experiences with other developers. This information was used as part of a Dreamforce 2014 session titled, “Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce“. Michael Welburn, Developer/Consultant at 7Summits¬† Michael completed the Salesforce Advanced Developer Certification back […]

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Salesforce Developer Spotlight: Jason Hammerle

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This is the first in a new series of posts that will spotlight one Developer who has successfully transitioned to Salesforce. The people in these posts were interviewed in order to share their transition experiences with other developers. This information was used as part of a Dreamforce 2014 session titled, “Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce“. Jason Hammerle Salesforce Architect for Cameleon Software, a PROS company Jason, who recently […]

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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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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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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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Updated Podcasts of Apex Training

UPDATE: According to Chris Barry , the instructor in these pod casts, Salesforce has removed them because they are now focusing on new/better low cost training. As soon as I learn more about what that is, I will post about it here. For anyone studying for the Salesforce Advanced Developer Certification, I strongly suggest you check out the following recently refreshed series of Podcasts posted on ITunes. They are recorded […]

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On Being a Certified Salesforce Developer

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After six very intense weeks of study, I finally cemented my status as a Certified Salesforce Developer on March 9, 2013. As a former Microsoft MCSD, MCDBA and MVP, let me just say that Salesforce sure ain’t giving these things away. The test was VERY tricky and reminded me of the certification tests for Microsoft SQL Server (those were not easy either). The funny part is that if you look […]

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