It probably can't be argued that many of us through-out the world appreciate it when companies jump onto the spirit of what has become "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday", as this gives many of us the opportunity to finally justify purchasing some great stuff, which can make our live more enjoyable, and at prices that fit our end of the year budgets.
Today is the big day for The Welkin Suite team - we have finally published our first component on the AppExchange - the free and highly customizable Tooltip component for lightning. Read more to get to know about this component, how it can save you time, help your users, and what next to expect from us!
Maybe you have already noticed that The Welkin Suite really enjoys cutting trail and getting to new places before anyone else. Looking back on the trails we blazed, the Welkin suite was the first IDE to spearhead the effort to have a retrospective debugger, and we are proud that this pushed the other players to incorporate this technology to make life easier for Developers. The Welkin Suite was also the first IDE to look at how Salesforce Administrators really didn’t have any powerful tools, and because of that, they had to waist a lot of time to work on really quite simple, but yet time-consuming operations like managing permission sets. And because of that, we were the first to start to deliver a fully functional integrated workplace for Salesforce Admins, and thousands of people are using it right now to save boatloads of time.
It is excellent to work with people from all around the world - there are always some countries where it is a "common holiday time" at any given day. So we can still think about someone who enjoys their well-deserved vacation while working on a new release of the IDE
But, enough lyrics - today we are releasing both Windows and Mac versions of The Welkin Suite, and we're finally bringing multi-project support for Mac! Other than that we've included a bunch of other updates and fixes that you've requested.
Our team frequently gets "homework assignments" from the community - either by suggesting features and improvements or by lettings us know about bugs or "strange behavior" in certain cases. Today we'd like to provide you with our latest homework - The Welkin Suite Bloom R31 and Blaze R24 with a bunch of fixes and improvements that you've recently reported to us. Read more and assess our homework
Today we move forward with The Welkin Suite's functionality for Adminevelopers by adding the new Validation Rules editor to the sObjects Inspector to both Windows and Mac versions of the IDE. Additionally, you will have an ability to delete all debug logs from your organization, if you've encountered a strange Salesforce behavior and got stuck with gigabytes of logs in the org.
Read more about this release below.
Do you already use Lightning Web Components? Or, maybe, you've only heard about them, but haven't yet tried yourself? Or do you already have a timeline for your project to start utilizing LWC instead of Lightning (oops, Aura) Components? In any case - Lightning Web Components are going to become Salesforce's new de-facto standard for UI elements, at least in a couple of years. This, of course, means that LWS should be supported in The Welkin Suite - in the same way as Apex, Aura, and Visualforce. Today, in the Bloom R29 and Blaze R22, we are releasing support for LWS in The Welkin Suite for both Windows and Mac, so you can both learn and work with this new framework, as well as with all other supported metadata types.
Spend just 10 minutes of your time to go through new capabilities of the IDE.
"Release with fixes" might sound not as cool as a "release with a whole lot of new features", but we are absolutely sure that both types of releases are equally important, so check out the Bloom R27 release with fixes and improvements for some of the important areas of The Welkin Suite IDE. If you're using Salesforce DX, work with Copado directly in the IDE, or work with permission sets and value sets often - this release is for you.
Today we are releasing the first update to The Welkin Suite for Mac in 2019 with a great new feature for those, who work with sObjects and their permissions in Salesforce - Objects Permissions Editor. From now it is one reason less to switch to the Salesforce Setup menu, and one more time-saving scenario in the IDE for both developers and administrators. You will also find some other fixes and improvements in the IDE, so check out this short release notes to find out what's new!
With the ax falling on the Force.com IDE, with its depreciation date set by Salesforce this coming October, I have been getting a lot of questions from our perspective users about why it makes sense to pay for The Welkin Suite when there is the alternative of using Visual Studio Code for free. Also, even a few handful of our current users have asked us what our thoughts are on this, as they just want to maintain their due diligence in making sure they are using the best tool out there for their money. And being honest it is a good question that needs to be answered because as a wise person once said, “if it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t make dollars.”
So I have tried to put together as many of the answers Vladimir, our head of product, and I have given on this subject into this article to help you out if you have had similar questions running around your head about what is the business case of “Why The Welkin Suite is worth the cost over V.S. Code?”, or “How do I keep justifying spending money for The Welkin Suite when there is the fact V.S. Code is free and has many Salesforce Extensions?”.