Calling of the search for Astro!

We need all hands on deck, they will be calling of the search for Astro on April 14th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. If you haven’t heard Astro went missing on April 1st, fortunately there are clues to be found in the awesome new trails on Trailhead. Astro is a beloved member of […]


Chaining Results

Deconstructing Apex Constructors

A constructor is used to create an instance of an Apex class. If a constructor is not explicitly defined then a default constructor is used. The default constructor would be equivalent to creating a constructor with an empty body that didn’t have any parameters. Often times a class is referred to […]

Trailhead for the End User

A few weeks back I received an email from our COO, inquiring about the best way to learn more about Salesforce. He had mentioned that he went and searched the help docs but was overwhelmed with the results and where to get started. I replied with one word and one word only, […]


The Birds & the Bees of SOQL

When writing relationship queries in SOQL it is important to first have a good understanding of how relationships are created in Salesforce. When working with Standard objects, the relationships are created behind the scenes so the best place to take a look at relationships and how they are made will be by creating your […]

Trailhead Holiday Presents! 2

Projects, modules and trails – oh my! You can imagine my excitement when I logged into Trailhead last night and saw the newly added modules and project. I absolutely love Trailhead and cannot believe how much fun I had earning a couple more badges today. The new project Build a […]

Learning Lightning Component Development

The last couple of weeks I have been focused on trying to learn how to develop Lightning Components/Apps. I first attempted going through the Lightning Developer Guide last year after DF14 but had struggled to get through the first couple of chapters. After going through the modules and projects on […]

How to sign up for multiple Developer Orgs

At our first Trailhead Workshop yesterday(more about that found here) a very common question came up, how do you sign up for multiple Developer Orgs with only one email address? It’s actually a misconception that your username needs to be a valid email address, you really only need to follow […]

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Custom Field

Report Builder the Point and Click of SOQL

One of the most powerful features of Salesforce is the report builder. The report builder allows us to analyze data by selecting the object(s), field(s) while filtering the results with criteria. Once you have mastered the art of report building, the leap to SOQL queries is relatively small. Let’s take a look […]

Salesforce Collections in Use

The last few blog posts, we touched the surface of the different collections available in Salesforce and what they can hold. Now let’s take a look at them in action inside of a trigger on the Account object. The following trigger looks for changes in the Account address and when there […]


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Viewing Salesforce Collections in Excel: Maps

The last couple of weeks we have taken a look at both Sets and Lists in Excel, today we will look at Maps the third and final collection. A Map is a collection of key-value pairs, where the key is unique and both the key and value can be of any […]