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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 Force.com 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 Force.com 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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New Job at Forward Thinking Incapsulate

I am VERY excited to announce that 3 weeks ago I accepted a full-time position with Salesforce partner and consulting firm, Incapsulate. Even though they are based out of Washington DC, I will be working 100% remotely from my home in Louisiana. I have long wanted to work with a team of really sharp developers, like the ones at Incapsulate, because I know that is the best way to really grow as […]

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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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The Next Generation of Programmers, Listen Up!

Want to know what you need to know to be ahead of the curve in the world of Software Development? Look no further than the following YouTube video, which was recorded during last years Dreamforce. It was a talk about “Modern Architectures: Above the Platform, Beyond the App” and it details all the things YOU (the next generation of programmer) needs to know to be successful in the new generation […]

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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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Annoying Lightning Bug you want to be aware of

I just completed development of a new course about Lightning component development for Pluralsight, which I will be telling you more about soon. But, in the meantime, I wanted to blog about a very annoying bug that I ran into several times as I was developing the course that I thought you should be aware of. The issue involves seeing Access Check Failed warning messages all over the console log […]

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Is There Really No Work-life Balance for Software Developers?

I was reading this interview with the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella and one thing he said really stood out to me. When asked what advice he would have for readers struggling with work-life balance, he responded with, “There’s no such thing as balance.” Really? Well, if you are the CEO of Microsoft, I suppose there might not be, but I do not think that is true for all people […]

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