Monthly Archives: December 2016

Global Picklists: Define Globally, Use Locally

Imagine you have to store information about t-shirt sizes on multiple entities: Accounts, Users, Custom Objects, etc. And tomorrow, your company decides to switch to a different size format, for example using 48, 50, 52 instead of small, medium and large. You wouldn’t have any other option but to go to each and every field […]

Modularizing Code in Lightning Components

You can build simple Lightning Components that are entirely self-contained. However, if you build more complex applications, you'll probably want to share code (and potentially client-side data) between components. In this article, we will explore strategies to share code between components, promote reuse, and avoid code duplication. Before we start, here are a few examples […]

First Impressions with Salesforce DX and Source Driven Development

Salesforce DX provides development teams with an integrated, end-to-end lifecycle for high-performance agile development - designed to be open and flexible so you can build together with tools you love. The project was announced at Dreamforce 2016 and since then there has been a lot of interest across the entire Salesforce developer community. A few […]

ForceJS 2: Modern JavaScript Library for the Salesforce REST APIs

ForceJS is an open source library that makes it easy to work with the Salesforce REST APIs in JavaScript applications. ForceJS can be used to develop browser-based apps, hybrid mobile apps using the Salesforce Mobile SDK and Apache Cordova, and to authenticate with Salesforce when using Lightning Out. The JavaScript world has changed a lot […]

Using Values Tables in Winter ’17 Dashboard Designer

The Wave dashboard designer is a new tool that helps you build responsive dashboards quickly and easily - for any device. You can rapidly create dashboards with predefined layouts that follow best-practices or create customized layouts to optimize your dashboard for the needs of your business.  The designer tool provides features like drag-and-drop, snap-to-grid, and browser […]