A month or two ago I completed a Salesforce Trailhead module on Mindful Living. Maybe a little odd for a product company to be providing mindfulness training, but I welcome it. Its been an important part of my life for a while, something I’m aware of and continuously strive for. In our daily life very […]
Dan’s friend Hannah introduced him to her boss Larry, the Facilities & Services Manager at The Zoo. With the zoo’s growth over the last few years, she knew they could use some help with managing their IT & maintenance tasks. Dan had mentioned using Salesforce to Hannah recently at a local tech meet up. Hannah told Larry and Larry agreed to talk to Dan about their specific situation to see if Salesforce could help.
The Zoo has grown over the last 40 years from a tiny private animal menagerie to a small public zoo. It has numerous buildings and houses domestic and exotic animals like cows, horses, emus and even a few kangaroos.
Part of my goals for this site are to create some pet/portfolio projects and share the build process. I have some ideas floating around on a few things I’d like to create and share but wanted to wait until I finished the PD1 certification to start any. I’m a few weeks ahead on my study […]
I read an article the other day where Mat Ryer talked about a concept called “Line of Sight Coding” which he discussed as part of a talk he gave at a Golang conference a few years ago. The general concept is simple. Make your functions easy to read and understand by limiting how many times […]
I recently started reading The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas. The book has come up a few times through social media and articles and it felt like it was something I needed to read (so far I love it!) Hunt and Thomas introduce a concept called Knowledge Portfolio which, boiled down, is […]
The Apex Developers Guide states that collections (List, Set, and Map) can only be nested up to four levels deep. From the documentation (at the time of this writing): Lists can contain any collection and can be nested within one another and become multidimensional. For example, you can have a list of lists of sets […]
Todays PD1 study had me reviewing SOQL. Most of the review was around things I already know and employ regularly, except for one thing – Date Literals. A fieldExpression can use a date literal to compare a range of values to the value in a date or dateTime field. Each literal is a range of time beginning with midnight (00:00:00). To […]
Continuing my PD1 study of data types from yesterday, today’s topic surrounded collections. I was aware of the ability to use array notation for lists, but I didn’t realize that using brackets to add values to a list ignores that list’s elasticity. … lists are elastic and can grow as needed provided that you use […]
Today’s PD1 study involved Apex data types. While I’ve been writing code for a while and have a good grasp on general constructs, the completionist in me hates skipping topics (it seriously gives me anxiety). While reviewing subjects that have been a part of your daily life – for like ever – can be a […]