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Records in the Database

sObject Relationship Naming Syntax sObjects have different names depending on the relationship type. But either way, they are appended with __r.  For example: Parent-to-child – plural version of the child object – Interviewers__r Child-to-parent – singular version of the parent object – Position__c Relationships are written in dot notation and strung together to eventually reach the field that you need. For example: Review.job_application__r.position__r.status__c = ‘Closed’; There are two ways to […]

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Object-Oriented Programming in Apex

Classes A class is a template or blueprint from which objects are created. They consist of methods and attributes Are stored with the version of API that is used to compile it May contain other classes, known as inner classes (but these can only be one level deep) Even though Apex code is not case sensitive, it is recommended that you follow the Java naming convention Static methods and attributes […]

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Introduction to Apex

What is Apex? Apex is an object-oriented, on-demand programming language. It is similar to Java and runs on the Force.com platform. Automatically works with any new Salesforce releases and has a built-in framework for testing and deployment. It is case insensitive. Traditional Code Vs. Apex code Traditional code is fully-flexible and can tell the system to do anything, where Apex is governed and can only do what the system allows […]

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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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