Diagrams: Make It Yours 

Target Group: Admins, Devs, ArchitectsComplexity: High For years I was intimated by these Flow-Charts, UMLs, swimlanes or Class diagrams. I tried creating them a few times but failed miserably and eventually gave up.  During my #journeyToCTA, I realized: I can create diagrams. Maybe not “standard” ones but some that work for me and the judges …

Note to myself: What means success to me?

Many of us came to (unexpected) success through Salesforce. I’m doing amazing projects, large and small, and making more money than ever I expected. But it comes with a catch, especially as an independent contractor.There’s always the possibility to do more, to earn more, to do more, to make the next career step. Chatting with a wise …

Advanced Search: Sometimes I have to have fun

I know, there have been more important things to do this morning (sport, meditation, groceries…) but I couldn’t stop myself. I really wanted to finish “Advanced Search” for Easy-CPQ. It supports now: Search, sort and buttons. What I learned: 1) Copy UX as much as possible, don’t be smart-> I tried to come up with …

Save the environment: Don’t litter

Target Group: Admins, Devs, ArchitectsComplexity: Simple Learning from my own very painful experience and having it confirmed by a few fellow architects and tech-leads: If I don’t clean today, it’s (almost) never gonna happen. Situation: The cleaning sprint that never happens 6 months into my new project I look into my configuration and code and …

Experiment: Refactor before Go-Live

Target Group: PMs, ISVs, ArchitectsComplexity: Advanced Easy-CPQ is coming along nicely, all MVP features are implemented, Feature Freeze is reached. Currently, people are Alpha-Testing the app. Usually, I’d go about documentation and marketing material next. This time I do it differently. Situation: I know, after Go-Live the first weeks are full of bug fixes, smaller …

How I finally started mocking in tests

Topic: Mocking in Test ClassesTarget Group: Developer and ArchitectsComplexity: Advanced Every Developer has heard of mocking in tests and why you should do it. Some amazing developers even do it. I’ve seen the adverse effect of missing mocks in Test Classes. Writing Test Classes without mocks is a chore and therefore done poorly (by me). …

Opinion: Smart Idea != Good Solution (mostly)

“Hey, come, have a look I came up with something very smart.”  My eyes start glowing and I become happy like a little child that discovered a shiny rock. While that excitement is important, it keeps me motivated, that feeling is also a warning sign. My “Smart Ideas” are 99 out of 100 times, not …