October 2018: Study Group IX: Single Sign-On & SAML with Charly Prinsloo

With 141 registrations, this was our first study group after Dreamforce! We also had the luxury of a CTA attending – and quite a few of our male friends too. Thank you for showing up and sharing your experiences with us all.

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Debugging & Deployment with Blanca Leon-Carter

Jojn Blanca for the final session in her #LBAJourneyToPD1 series. This week it’s debugging and deployment, with a few valuable exam tips thrown in too:

  • Describe how to monitor and access various types of debug logs.
  • Describe the capabilities and security implications of the Developer Console, Workbench, and Force.com IDE.
  • Describe the different processes for deploying metadata and business data.
  • Describe how the different environments are used in the development and deployment process.

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Unit Testing with Blanca Leon-Carter

In the penultimate session from Blanca’s PD1 course, we cover:

  • Describe the testing framework and requirements for deployment.
  • Describe how to write unit tests for triggers, controllers, and classes.  
  • Describe when and how to use various sources of test data.
  • Describe how to execute one or multiple test classes.
  • Describe the differences between invoking Apex in
    execute anonymous vs. unit tests.

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August 2018: Study Group VIII: Designing Customer Mobile Strategies with Charly Prinsloo

In August, the community voted to take a look into customer mobile strategies as part of the Mobile Solutions Architecture certification. Charly happily stepped up to run this session, which covers:

  • Questions checklist
  • The pros and cons of Salesforce mobile apps vs custom apps
  • HTML5, Native (iOS/Android/Windows Mobile) or Hybrid solutions
  • Mobile app security
  • Testing strategy

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Logic & Process Automation with Blanca Leon-Carter and Kelsey Shannon

This session, featuring guest speaker Kelsey Shannon, takes a deeper look at logic and process automation, exploring Apex triggers, Visualforce controllers, SOSL, SOQL and DML.

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Logic and Process Automation with Blanca Leon-Carter and Kelle Costa

In week 3 of the Platform Developer I study group, Blanca Leon-Carter and guest presenter Kelle Costa take us through logic and process automation in Salesforce – constants, variables, declarative vs programmatic solutions and Apex data types.

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