Preparation Notes for Platform App Builder Certification

It is March 2018!  If you are certified Force.com Developer, then it is the final month for you to transition to the Platform App Builder Certification.  The deadline is fast approaching to take the Platform App Builder Transition certification (20 Questions only) - as you know Salesforce is completely removing the Force.com Developer Certification. If you …

Free Certification Preparation Webinars by Salesforce – September 2018!

Free Certification Preparation Webinars by Salesforce. New schedules are here - September 2018!

sfdcFanBoy Blog Wins a Spot in the Top 75 Salesforce Developer Blogs

sfdcFanBoy blog is selected as one of the Top 75 Salesforce Developer Blogs (Rank #21, to be precise)! This is the most comprehensive list of best Salesforce Developer blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have become part of this elite list!  Feedspot expert review team has done a lot of research, reviews, analysis …

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Hyderabad Trailblazin’ 2018 Round Up in Photos & Videos

I have organized and attended many Salesforce developer events in Singapore but in June'18 I have attended my first Indian Salesforce community event - Hyderabad Trailblazin'.  (I was selected as a Speaker too)  It was a huge event, the first of its kind in Hyderabad, attended by big personalities of Salesforce community not just from …

Summer 18 Release – Lightning Experience Highlights

Salesforce released its latest features this summer of 2018.  I've gone through the 521 Pages release notes and providing you the summary of the features.  Heavily focused on Lightning, as usual, the norm in Salesforce releases now, I have split the highlights into 4 different posts: Lightning Experience Highlights, Development Highlights, Lightning App Builder Highlights, …

Summer 18 Release – Development Highlights

Salesforce released its latest features this summer of 2018.  I've gone through the 521 Pages release notes and providing you the summary of the features.  Heavily focused on Lightning, as usual, the norm in Salesforce releases now, I have split the highlights into 4 different posts: Lightning Experience Highlights, Development Highlights, Lightning App Builder Highlights, …

Summer 18 Release – Lightning Flow Highlights

Salesforce released its latest features this summer of 2018.  I've gone through the 521 Pages release notes and providing you the summary of the features.  Heavily focused on Lightning, as usual, the norm in Salesforce releases now, I have split the highlights into 4 different posts: Lightning Experience Highlights, Development Highlights, Lightning App Builder Highlights, …

Summer 18 Release – Lightning App Builder Highlights

Salesforce released its latest features this summer of 2018.  I've gone through the 521 Pages release notes and providing you the summary of the features.  Heavily focused on Lightning, as usual, the norm in Salesforce releases now, I have split the highlights into 4 different posts: Lightning Experience Highlights, Development Highlights, Lightning App Builder Highlights, …

Salesforce Salary & Market Trends Report 2018

Ever wondered how much you should be earning as a Salesforce professional? What products other Trailblazers are using? What makes Salesforce experts tick? The 2018 Salesforce Salary Survey aims to answer all of the above – and any other questions you might have about the Salesforce community.  The report is based on almost 28,000 data …

Google Analytics Certification

I celebrated the  "Salesforce-Google" strategic partnership announcement with this Google Analytics Certification!   Do you want to get this free certification as well?  It is easy, read on!   https://twitter.com/sfdcFanBoy/status/932205773899186176 Google Analytics Individual Qualification The Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ) covers basic and advanced Google Analytics concepts. This includes planning and principles; implementation and data collection; configuration …

A Tip A Day #38 – PageBlockTable Wrap Text

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #38 - Wrap Text in PageBlockTable Columns I have a pageBlockTable on Products.  The table displays Product Name and its Description.  The description field is long text area and generally, the descriptions length is long.  In fact, …

A Tip A Day #37 – Trigger Helper Class

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #37 - Trigger Helper Class I have a trigger that calls an Apex Handler class that does all the functionality of the trigger. The handler class uses static methods.  In our scenario, the handler method calls …

A Tip A Day #36 – Display Image from Rich Text Field in VF Page

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #36 - Display Image from Rich Text Field in Visualforce Page I have a field of type Text Area (Rich)  called Product in a Contact object.  And I upload a picture to the field for one …

A Tip A Day #35 – Test Time Dependant Workflows

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #35 - Test Time Dependant Workflows Here's a workflow rule with Time Dependant actions as in the actions (field updates, sending email etc) happen after a certain time configured in the Time Trigger as shown below.  …

A Tip A Day #34 – Display Case Status Picklist Values

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #34 - Display Closed Case Statuses In the standard Status field of Case object, I have 4 picklist values namely New, Working, Escalated and Closed.  As you can see, the last one is checked for Closed status. …

Path to Platform Developer II

The path to Platform Developer II certification has changed and it now consists of two parts: A multiple-choice exam in Webassessor (similar to other certifications) AND 4 Trailhead Superbadges. All four of the Superbadges are available today on Trailhead: Apex Specialist, Data Integration Specialist, Lightning Component Framework Specialist, and Advanced Apex Specialist Why Change Before the trailhead Superbadges, …

Named Credentials – Setup | Apex Callout

Are you concerned about exposing the URL to an external system for integration and wish not to do so? Are you worried about sharing the Username / Password to connect to an external system and how to hide it?  Then Named Credentials is the way to go and you are at right place to learn …

Named Credentials – Code | Apex Callout

Are you concerned about exposing the URL to external system for integration and wish not to do so? Are you worried about sharing the Username / Password to connect with external system and how to hide it?  Then Named Credentials is the way to go and you are at right place to learn and know …

Spring 18 Release – All Highlights [PPT]

  I have gone through the huge release notes, providing you the highlights of the release categorizing them into Lightning Experience features, Report Builder and Dashboard Enhancements. Read Spring 18 - Lightning Experience Enhancements Read Spring 18 - Report Builder Enhancements  Read Spring 18 - Dashboard Enhancements Here's the PPT version  

Spring 18 Release – Lightning Experience Highlights

It is new year time, so another Spring release of Salesforce.  The Sandbox Preview window for Spring ‘18 is scheduled to begin January 5, 2018.  I have gone through the huge release notes and providing you the highlights of the release categorizing them into Lightning Experience features, Report Builder and Dashboard Enhancements. Read Spring 18 - Report Builder …

Spring 18 Release – Dashboard Enhancements

It is new year time, so another Spring release of Salesforce.  The Sandbox Preview window for Spring ‘18 is scheduled to begin January 5, 2018.  I have gone through the huge release notes and providing you the highlights of the release categorizing them into Lightning Experience features, Report Builder and Dashboard Enhancements. Read Spring 18 - Lightning …