How Salesforce has changed – from a developers perspective

Salesforce.com was launched in 2000 and one of the key marketing strategies was a “No Software” protest. It took six years to offer developers a way to customize the platform. Even then, the only method of customization was to use single JavaScript files called S-Controls. The introduction of Visualforce and Apex in 2008 was onlyContinue reading “How Salesforce has changed – from a developers perspective”

Post 1 – Customizing your Salesforce Community with Code

This will be the first of a series of posts I will be doing about a new Pluralsight course titled, “Developing and Extending a Salesforce Community Experience with Code”. Community Cloud (now known as Experience Cloud) has been part of the Salesforce platform for years and it is used by many companies to actively communicate withContinue reading “Post 1 – Customizing your Salesforce Community with Code”

Need to learn all about Lightning Web Components (LWC’s)?

For anyone brand new to the Salesforce Lightning Web Component Framework, learning about all this can be quite challenging. Late last year I released a Pluralsight course named, “Salesforce Lighting Web Components: The Big Picture“. This Big Picture course was designed to slow things down and give you a high-level overview of all the piecesContinue reading “Need to learn all about Lightning Web Components (LWC’s)?”

New Pluralsight Course: Salesforce Lightning Web Components: The Big Picture

I am beyond happy to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course, “Salesforce Lightning Web Components: The Big Picture“. This is a high-level overview of all the important things that make up this new modern and standards-based framework. Viewers will first explore what makes up the entire Lightning Web Stack. This will include discoveringContinue reading “New Pluralsight Course: Salesforce Lightning Web Components: The Big Picture”

Salesforce Trailhead: Approach with Caution

As a former member of the Trailhead team, I am hesitant to write this, but I think it is an important thing for people to be aware of. If you have been using Trailhead for longer than a year, then you need to be aware of these pretty serious limitations. While you can retake challengesContinue reading “Salesforce Trailhead: Approach with Caution”

Top 5 Tips for Working with Salesforce Extensions for Visual Studio Code

After spending quite a lot of time working with the Salesforce Extensions for Visual Studio Code and discovering many hidden gems, here is a list of my top 5 tips. Hope they help you in your development journey. #1 – Install the Expanded Extension Pack This VERY handy version of the regular Salesforce Extension Pack,Continue reading “Top 5 Tips for Working with Salesforce Extensions for Visual Studio Code”

Lightning Tip: Always Create Admin Friendly Lightning Components

In case you did not realize, Salesforce Lightning components can be one of two flavors: Aura components – Launched in 2015 and up until early 2019 were called Lightning components. Lightning web components (LWC’s) – Launched in 2019 and are considered the future of Salesforce development. Design for Configurability Whichever flavor you select, the tipContinue reading “Lightning Tip: Always Create Admin Friendly Lightning Components”

Moving to Lightning? Should you learn about Aura or LWC?

EDIT: The following post was edited on 5/22/2021 I have had a few people ask me this question and I think it is a good one, so I wanted to answer it in a post. First of all, for anyone not sure what the difference is between Aura and LWC, you might want to checkoutContinue reading “Moving to Lightning? Should you learn about Aura or LWC?”