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  • Introducing Pardot’s Import API
    by Jared Pearson on August 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Ever wanted to insert hundreds, thousands, or even millions of prospects into Pardot, only to find the process difficult due to the limitations of the upsert functionality? In Winter ‘20, the Pardot API gets new functionality with the release of the Import API. The Import API provides a programmatic and asynchronous way to insert or […]

  • Building Advanced Flows with Choices, Loops, and New Apex-Defined Types
    by Dary Hsu on August 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    In this blog post, we will highlight some of the advanced Flow features shared by Alex Edelstein, Senior Director of Product Management, Automation, at TrailheaDX 2019. This was one of the most popular sessions at #TDX19 this year, with lines you only see at a rock concert. If you are building flows and missed this […]

  • Becoming Developer Certified
    by Alba Rivas on August 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Whether you are starting in the world of Salesforce development or you have been a Salesforce developer for some time, it is time to start considering getting certified. We have two developer certifications. Prepare first for Platform Developer I certification, and prove you have the skills to be a great Salesforce developer. Did you pass? […]

  • Convert a JavaScript Datepicker to a Lightning Web Component
    by Anny He on August 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Hello there developer! Now you can leverage Lightning Web Components on multiple platforms, in addition to the Salesforce platform. Whether your background is in JavaScript, Salesforce, or another platform, here is how you can use the Lightning Web Components programming model to create a datepicker web component. Why create a web component? They’re reusable across […]

  • Live Coding: Handling Triggers in a Multi-Package Org
    by Kevin Poorman on August 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Last Wednesday, Simon Goodyear and I did a live coding stream with a live studio audience at Forcelandia. In case you couldn’t tune in to the livestream, here’s the recording. Our mission for this stream was to facilitate multi-package development when there are triggers in play. For as long as I can remember, the trigger […]

  • Scaling Data Access With App Layer Cache
    by Anil Jacob on August 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Applications like CRM are always active; requests come from sales users, service users, APIs, report executions, and community users. All this access keeps the system busy and they are all business transactions, which means the data is critical and the database is a precious resource. The usual CRM traffic patterns is not a concern; what […]

  • Salesforce IDEs: July 2019 Updates
    by Nathan Totten on July 31, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    A lot has changed with Salesforce developer tooling over the past few years. As I mentioned at TrailheaDX a few months back, we have shipped hundreds of releases of our developer tools since they were first released less than three years ago. If you haven’t tried out the Salesforce Extensions for Visual Studio Code in […]

  • Calling All Architects: Share Your Ideas at Dreamforce 2019
    by Zayne Turner on July 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Last week, we launched the Dreamforce 2019 Call for Presentations (CFP). And this week, we’ve updated our new CFP app to add Architects into the mix! Now through August 16, 2019, we’re looking for your architect session ideas. We’re looking for talks that help architects with varying levels of experience. We’re looking for in-depth discussions […]

  • Live Coding: Continuous Integration with Salesforce
    by Kevin Poorman on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Last Thursday Alix Ohrt and I did a Live Coding session on adding Continuous Integration (CI) to existing Salesforce projects. If you were able to tune in, this post should be a great resource for following up in your own org. If you weren’t able to join us live, this is a nice overview of […]

  • A Refresher on the Four Streaming APIs and a Monitoring Tool
    by Philippe Ozil on July 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Whether you work on custom integrations or build near real-time apps, the Streaming APIs are there for you. We’ll give an overview of the four Streaming APIs, present what’s new for the APIs in the Summer ’19 Release, and provide you with a tool that lets you monitor those APIs. The Four Streaming APIs Did […]