Say Hello to Base Lightning Components

Unless you’ve spent the last 18 months under a literal rock, you’ve no doubt heard about Lightning and how it can help you build apps faster. We’ve spoken with many developers in the Salesforce community over the past 18 months about their transition to Lightning, and have received great feedback that we are using to […]

Communicating between Lightning Components and Visualforce Pages

There are many places where you can use Visualforce pages in Lightning Experience. The Visualforce & Lightning Experience module in Trailhead covers these scenarios in detail. In some of these places, a Visualforce page can coexist with Lightning Components on the same page. For example, in App Builder, you can use the Visualforce Standard Component […]

Time to Clean up Those Unneeded Salesforce Customizations

Your company has been a Salesforce customer for a while now. How old is your Org now? Five years? Ten? Chances are there are a bunch of customizations and technical debt lingering around your org that you no longer need. Business processes and priorities are constantly changing and some of the customizations you built just […]

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 […]

French Touch Dreamin’ – The first community-led event in France

Salesforce community-led events are on the rise in Europe this year. From London’s Calling – the very first Salesforce community-led conference in Europe, to Surf Force, to the recently debuted French Touch Dreamin’. This trend in community-led events is clearly a reflection of the passionate community that continues to grow around the Salesforce platform. As it […]

Lightning Now European Tour

The Lightning Now European Tour is a series of free day-and-a-half events covering everything you need to know to plan a successful Lightning implementation. We’re bringing top Lightning experts who will share the roadmap, discuss strategies for successful migrations, and deliver hands-on technical workshops. No matter if you are a Salesforce developer, administrator or manager […]