(Some) Magic Tools for Salesforce Architects

This is a small set of tools that I think we should have always at the back of our heads when designing enterprise-scale architecture.What are your magic tools? 1) ESB & ETL2) FormAssembly3) OwnBackup / Odaseva4) Chargent5) X-Files Pro6) Conga + DocuSign7) Quip & Slack8) Marketing Cloud9) Okta / Ping10) Salesforce Voice11) Git + Provar …

Love the problem not the solution – App Restart

Back when I started to work on my AppExchange app Simple-CPQ I had a vision: “Make CPQ fabulous”. I heavily focused on UI and UX while ignoring almost all basic CPQ functionality. My theory was: Most users only need an easy way to add and edit products.”  -> I’m partially wrong there. While I got …

Opinion: Small or Medium is beautiful

Most of you know, my Salesforce experience is mostly in small to medium-sized Orgs and Teams. While large-scale organizations and teams have a lot of advantages on your Road To CTA, small to medium-sized teams have their advantages too. In smaller projects, people often are expected to be more hands-on and versatile. While my day-to-day …

Re-Use instead of Build or how I implemented a complex filter functionality in a Sunday afternoon

Disclaimer: I know I’m not the first one to come up with that, but I keep on forgetting about it. I wrote that post to remind my future self. Last week, Aaron asked me to add a “Mass Export Article PDF Functionality”. The requirement is: “As a Business User, I can define a list of …

Performance Friday: Knowledge Article PDF

Following up on Ed Ralph suggestion, cleaning has to be done regularly. Instead of cleaning, I went for performance optimization. In less than 3h I could optimize the execution time by ~35%. Going forward I’ll try to make Performance-Friday a regular thing. Below you find my notes and what I did, Starting Performance: ~573 MS …

Fabulous Confetti 1.5 – Experience/Community support added and some learnings along the way

You can now bring fun to your partners and customers as well.Quite some time ago Deepshikha Rajput requested Experience support for Fabulous Confetti. Below you find a short summary of my experience coding in Experience. Make sure you check out the latest version and let me know if you find any issues or improvements. And promised, the …