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New Customizing Salesforce with Lightning Components Course Released

I am proud to announce that yesterday my new course for Pluralsight titled, “Customizing Salesforce with Lightning Components: Getting Started” was released. Here is the long description: In this course, you’ll learn how to easily customize Salesforce with the new Lightning Component framework, which includes all the tools and technologies needed to build responsive and efficient components for any device. First, you’ll cover the basics of building Lightning Components, and […]

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Hello Lightning Data Service

The Winter 17 Salesforce release introduced a lot of exciting new changes for Lightning Component Developers. One of the most significant, was the release of the Lightning Data Service (LDS). The LDS is “kind of” like the standard Visualforce controller, but for Lightning components. Even after the Spring 17 release, it remains in developer preview. This means you cannot use it for Production apps  and it will likely change names before it’s […]

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Top 5 Lightning Tips for Visualforce Devs

#1- Transition does not have to be all or nothing For Visualforce Developers, when it comes to transitioning to Lightning development, it does not have to be an all or nothing deal. Very few development shops/companies will go from doing all Visualforce development to doing all Lightning development overnight. That is just not realistic, nor a good idea, in my opinion. The introduction of Lightning Out offered a lot of options for […]

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Winter 17: Replacing JavaScript Buttons With Lightning Actions

Winter 17 has introduced a whole bunch of new enhancements for Lightning and I will be blogging about a lot of them in the next few weeks, but one of my favorites is the new Lightning Actions that provide the ability to replace all those JavaScript buttons you may have littered about your org. Ok, now anyone that has an org with more than one JavaScript button, just read that […]

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Can’t Miss Salesforce Security Webinar Series

I know security is probably not your favorite subject. But these days, it seems like everyday there is another major story coming out about how some big company has a major security breach. A lot of companies use Salesforce because it is secure and trust is so important. But as a developer, you have to realize that there are MANY ways you can bypass all the terrific security features Salesforce has put […]

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The Eclipse IDE makes an Epic Comeback – with support for Lightning!!!

I was so happy to see recently that Salesforce was refocusing it’s efforts towards improving the Eclipse IDE. It has also now gone open source. But I was MOST pleased to see that the beta version now offers support for Lightning components. Developer Console is “ok”. Well, let’s be honest, as a serious development tool, it still sucks, although it is getting better with every release. There are also […]

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More Info about the Apex Realtime Debugger

If you happened to catch my post last year about the release of the new Apex Realtime Debugger, then you might also be interested in checking out this demo recording which was made at the recent TrailheaDX conference last month. The short talk was given by Greg Wester and if you are really just interested in seeing a good demo of the Realtime Debugger, then I suggest you skip the […]

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Top 5 Lightning Component Framework Tips

This is a list similar to the one I did for Visualforce, which continues to be one of the most popular posts on this blog. So, I thought since I just published a course about Lightning development, I should do a Top 5 Tip list for it as well. #1 – Refactoring is a Key Principle Building Lightning Components is very different than traditional web development. When you are first getting […]

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First Pluralsight Course About Lightning Published

I am proud to announce that my first course for Pluralsight which is titled, “Getting Started Building SPA’s with Lightning Component Framework” was released last night. Here is the course description: Learn how to build single page apps (SPAs) with the new Lightning Component Framework.  This modern framework is built on the open-source Aura Framework and includes all the tools and technologies Salesforce enterprise developers need to build responsive and […]

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