Salesforce Developer Certification Expiration Timeline

As you all know Salesforce Developer Certification (401) has been retired starting Feb 2017, and many are confused on the next process - especially when to take the transition exam and when to stop doing the maintenance exam. I have already explained the dates and the transistion paths in my earlier post - Certification Expiration Here's …

Salesforce Certification Tracks

Here's the handy Salesforce Certification Paths!

Spring 17 Reports & Dashboards Updates in Lightning Experience

In this post, I'm highlighting all the new features introduced into Reports & Dashboards specially for Lightning Experience with Spring 17 release. There are quite a few updates to Lightning though few are old and existing in Classic Salesforce. To set up Einstein & its Features, learn here (screenshots added). Read the highlights from All of the Spring 17 updates …

Spring 17 Release – Lightning App Builder Updates

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 In this post, I will highlight all the new features introduced into Lightning App Builder with Spring 17 release. To set up Einstein & its Features, learn here (screenshots added). Read the highlights from All of the Spring 17 updates here. What's new in Reports & Dashboards in Lightning Experience this Spring 17, …

Salesforce Code Scanner – Health Check

As a Salesforce Developer, have you ever worried about the code in your Salesforce org and wanted to check if: the code you have written/existing code is in line with the best practices? you have followed the coding guidelines suggested by Salesforce? there are any loop holes in the code that could cause severe security …

Use Trailhead to get Salesforce Admin Certified

Looking to get Salesforce Certified, and wondering where to start the preparation?  There are Study Guides for Salesforce Certification but they only talk about the topics the certification covers and their corresponding weight-age of each topic. And then there is Trailhead - The fun way to learn Salesforce.  But how can we connect these both, the …

Visualforce Pagination with Dynamic Search

This post has a working example of dynamic search in a Visualforce page and the results shown with pagination. There are 4 field search criteria including date fields too which makes it more interesting.  The results upon clicking Search will display below the Search section with 4 buttons to paginate.  The Next/Last Page buttons grey …

Salesforce Technical Architect Certification Update

Finally this month (May 2016), Salesforce has released more details on 3 of the Domain Specialist Certifications Exam details and made the 3 exams ready for the public to grab!

Awesome Global Picklists

Update: This article was written when Global Picklists was launched.  Salesforce has now renamed Global Picklists to Picklist Value Sets.   Do you want to use same pick list values in different objects across the system?  Global Picklists is your answer! Global Picklists lets you efficiently reuse a single list of values for multiple custom picklist …

Dreamforce Wrap Up 2015!

Attended Dreamforce this year, my first time in forever and its been an awesome experience with great learning.  Travelled all the way from Singapore to San Francisco and Dreamforce didn't disappoint a bit.  This time Dreamforce is bigger than before with whopping 1,70,000 user registrations and 1600+ sessions and some rock entertainment in the Dreamfest (the Dreamforce …

Salesforce Introduces New Certifications for Developers

Salesforce introduced 3 new developer certifications for Force.com developers Platform Developer I Platform Developer II Platform App Builder The immediate question is what happens to the existing developer certifications (401 and 501). Well,  you can continue to maintain your Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer credential. However, effective September 14th (2015), Salesforce will no longer be offering this credential …