Top 10 Posts of 2022: Salesforce Developer Edition
As another year passes in the Salesforce ecosystem, it’s time to look back at some of our most popular developer posts of 2022.
It comes as no surprise that the topic of Salesforce DevOps has taken a few places, as well as some fundamental developer concepts that all professionals should get on top of…
10. Your Complete Guide to Salesforce DevOps in 2022
Salesforce DevOps has become one of the hottest trends in the ecosystem over the last couple of years. Salesforce and their army of ISVs are innovating by creating apps that can accelerate the development lifecycle.
Get to grips with the basics of Salesforce DevOps by reading this bumper guide:
9. Build Your Own CI/CD Pipeline in Salesforce (Using GitHub Actions)
One of our resident DevOps experts, Pablo Gonzalez, has created this guide on how you can create your own CI/CD Pipeline for Salesforce.
If you are new to DevOps, this will provide a great introduction to some fundamental concepts.
8. Simple Guide to Batch Apex in Salesforce
Whether you are just starting out on your Salesforce development journey or have a few years under your belt, batching Apex is a core skill to add to your toolbelt.
Learn how to deal with large numbers of records in Salesforce along with some best practices from Atlas Can.
7. Salesforce DevOps Center: A Deeper Dive
We’re sorry, not sorry, but here is another Salesforce DevOps post for you.
The Salesforce DevOps Center is the first major declarative DevOps tool that Salesforce are releasing and it is set to change the game when it comes to how you deploy your changes. Say “so long” to Change Sets!
6. Ultimate Introduction to Salesforce Integration
Integration in Salesforce is a vital part of Salesforce implementations for a lot of companies. It’s the glue that brings systems together and creates the “Customer 360” view that so many organizations are striving towards.
Integration can be a bit of an enigma for many new Salesforce professionals, but fear not, as Priscila Renwick breaks down this complex concept in language anyone can understand.
5. The Salesforce Trigger Handler Framework
Writing Salesforce Apex Triggers is a fundamental part of becoming a Salesforce Developer, but there are many tricks, tips, and best practices you need to learn to become a complete developer.
The Trigger Handler Framework allows you to control the order of execution that your triggers fire in, helping you achieve the best practice of allowing only one trigger per object.
4. Learn Salesforce Order of Execution [Infographic]
Following on nicely from our Trigger Handler post, this excellent guide written by Marlene Reeve walks you through the “Salesforce Order of Execution” concept.
This details the order in which Salesforce database operations, automations, validation rules, and other concepts fire. This is especially important when looking to build scalable solutions.
3. Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification Guide & Tips
The Platform Developer I Certification is one of the foundational exams to take as a Salesforce Developer. It will test your concepts on the basics of development on the Salesforce platform and help to prove to employers that you have a certain level of knowledge.
If you’re looking to pass this exam, look no further than Janet Elliott’s guide.
2. Free Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Practice Exam
Another post that has very nicely followed on from #3; this free Platform Developer 1 exam by Alex Crisp has 60 questions to get you ready for the big day.
Our free mock exams will test you on the exact concepts included in the actual exam, and comes complete with answers to let you know why you were right or wrong.
1. 12 Salesforce Apex Best Practices
Drumroll please… our no.1 spot goes to: 12 Salesforce Apex Best Practices! Our resident developer expert author is none other than Alex Crisp, who takes both the #1 and #2 spots.
Alex is a fantastic Salesforce Developer and is the CTO at Seven20, a leading ISV. Learn from his experience with 12 Salesforce Apex Best Practices you need to know.
I hope this article has given you some great resources to tick off before the end of the year. If you’re a Salesforce Developer and want more great content, be sure to check out all our developer posts here, subscribe to our weekly newsletter here, and subscribe to our YouTube channel right here!