(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 …

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 …

Post: CTA Pre-Requisites Done, What Now?

There’s a magical moment when you’ve completed your pre-requisite certs for your CTA. You are now a System and Application architect, amazing! Today I want to share my thoughts on the steps after you cleared the pre-requisites.Disclaimer: There are so many different ways to go about it, this is my personal opinion, go and find …

7 Things Admins can learn from Developers

We can all learn from each other. Admins bring qualities, developers bring qualities, architects bring qualities, BAs bring qualities …Lilith and I had the honor to present 7 things we think Admins can learn from Developers. Code Formatting Naming Conventions  Test Driven Development  Solution DesignVersion ControlSOQL Think like a machine Don’t forget to also check …