Top 10 Salesforce Developer Posts of All Time

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At, we strive to ensure that we publish content from all over the Salesforce ecosystem that meets the needs of all roles. Over the past few weeks, we have been reflecting on some of the top posts by for Admins & Marketers by view count, now its time to look at some developer content!

The below posts are the most viewed pieces of Developer content that has ever been published on Salesforce Ben, check it out and let us know what you think!

10. Code Samples – Using DataTables.js with Visualforce via Standard and Custom Controllers

In this post, Andy goes through using DatatTables.js to extend the functionality of Visualforce in Salesforce. With the jQuery plugin, you can enable Visualforce pages to easily sort and filter data tables. Follow this tutorial to set it up for yourself!

9. Becoming a Certified Technical Architect: The Benefits

Veteran CTA Seb Wagner joins us for a series talking about the elusive certification, the Certified Technical Architect exam. This is the most revered and challenging certification to get, but once achieved, the world is your oyster. In this post, Seb talks through the benefits of becoming a CTA. See his other posts here.

8. Demand for Salesforce Developers is Outstripping Supply: Here’s What To Do About It

Nick Hamm is CEO of 10K Advisors, and joins us to talk about the lack of Salesforce Developers in the ecosystem. Now its no secret that there aren’t enough Salesforce professionals to fill all the jobs, and this is a growing issue. If there aren’t enough people, that means the ecosystems growth will slow. Tools like Trailhead and the Trailblazer initiative have been put in place to support this. A very eye opening post.

7. What is Test Automation in Salesforce and Why Does it Matter?

Before I initially read this post, I had no idea what test automation was! Hetty from Provar writes this great post explaining how test automation can save you huge amounts of time and increase efficiencies within your business.

6. All You Need to Know About Salesforce Development Best Practices in One Post

The guys from Blue Canvas have become regulars on the blog last year, pumping out great content all to do with Salesforce Development and utilising various supporting tools. In this post they talk through various development tools, features and processes and how they all should be used. This post is a must read, as well as all their other posts you can catch here.

5. SOQL Cheat Sheet

Need an easily accessible cheat sheet for SOQL? Say no more, we have you covered.

4. An Easier Way to Delete Apex Classes From Production

Because of the nature of the way Apex classes are stored, it makes it awkward to delete them from Production without a lot of effort. Luckily, there is an easier way. With his second post in the top 10, Andy is back with one of the most popular developer posts ever!

3. Platform Developer I Certification Guide & Tips

If there is one piece of content we absolutely love putting out here at Salesforce Ben, it’s certification content. It’s no surprise here that Ruben’s post covering the Platform Developer I certification is one of the most read guides on the internet. This great post talks you through tips and tricks that are vital if you want to pass the Platform Developer I certification.

2. Salesforce URL Hacking – Tutorial

While it’s not strictly a purely development topic, URL Hacking in Salesforce classic is a fantastic way to extend standard functionality and quickly pre-populate fields on a newly created object. The above post is for Salesforce classic, however, if you are using Lightning, then Quick Actions are a more appropriate way to “URL Hack”. See this post for an updated method.

1. 30 Salesforce Developer Interview Questions & Answers

In at the top spot we have a monster of a post, this article has more views than post #3 & #2 put together! As the title says, this mega post goes through questions that Developers can expect to be asked at an interview. This doesn’t just include the questions, but detailed answers as well. Make sure that this post is read if you would like to excel at any interview you take on!

That’s the wrap up for Developer posts. Make sure to check out our Admin & Marketing posts as well and have a great 2019!

If there is any content you would like to particularly see in 2019, then just let us know in the comment below.

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