Whether you are an experienced Salesforce Developer or Administrator or even if you are just starting out, you will most likely be aware of the flexibility and strength that Salesforce can offer as a Data Security System.
Just a few days ago (just to make it clear - I am writing this article on the last days of May 2017), we presented the Bloom R1 release for The Welkin Suite IDE, and to get this done we completed a huge amount of work. And now, I would like to take a look at, and talk with you about the main and most interesting moments that encompassed this:
For many years, we were waiting for some game-changing approach in Salesforce, which would bring Salesforce development closer to the other regular development platforms like Java or .NET. With Salesforce DX out here now, we can start enjoying all benefits of version control, continuous delivery, and continuous integration, without dealing with any of the complex workflows, that we were using previously. And we also now have the great Scratch orgs, which will significantly increase the development speed.
You have even greater workflows to take advantage of in The Welkin Suite Blaze, because our team has put to great use the longer days, which summer provides to us, to give you some new awesome possibilities.
For the most part, we are going to be talking about how now Salesforce Admins and Developers can take full advantage of working inside of our IDE. You will not regret the 10 minutes it will take you to read through this blog.
We are quite excited that from The Welkin Suite Blaze R3 for Mac, both Developers and Admins, can more easily work inside the same tool, as they can select which of the two predefined UI's will work best for them, and have it opened by default.
Also, we will tell you about a new great tool for Salesforce Admin - the Admin Panel with all the information about sObjects.
Most of you must know this by now, but in case you don’t, I’m here to remind you about one of the largest events in the world of Salesforce: India Dreamin. To be held on 30th September, India Dreamin is an event that simply cannot be missed. Just look at the list of speakers and you’ll be mesmerized! But why are we here at The Welkin Suite taking such an interest in this event? The answer is simple: because India is home to one of the largest and most qualified community of Salesforce developers in the entire world. So it would be foolish of us not to attend. And as the icing on the cake, there’s also the fact that India Dreamin will serve as a great opportunity to meet representatives from one of the largest community of developers and admins in the world. To take advantage of the opportunity, The Welkin Suite is sponsoring the "Hands on Training" sessions at India Dreamin.
The Welkin Suite is again excited to be joining the largest, and greatest Salesforce event of the year in San Francisco this year - Dreamforce'17!
Hot summer with great new possibilities!
The updated version of The Welkin Suite Bloom is here to make your working process even easier and give you some more free minutes to enjoy this summer
In the current blog post, we will describe the newly implemented functionalities in the IDE for both Salesforce Developers and Admins so check this out and don't miss - there is something useful for you for sure!
If you are adding new fields to sObjects often, you know how time-consuming this can be, even if you are just accomplishing this task for a couple fields, because you have to bother with configuring the layouts, and setting up the FLS. More than 100 years ago Henry Ford applied the moving assembly line concept to his production method, however we don't have such an option for sObjects modifications, at least if you don't want to be dealing with the fun of XML files, however, even going down this road, you won't have the full speed of being able to modify and configure the objects and related settings.
The Welkin Suite Team just recently got back from attending TrailheaDX-17 in San Francisco, this last weekend, and we really appreciated the opportunity to visit with our user base, but also we appreciate what we have gained from the great atmosphere that Salesforce installs into its events. There were many useful sessions for all attendees to attend, and as is always the case with Salesforce events, the many people who are working in and around Salesforce are excited to share their knowledge with anyone who is willing to listen.
Even though Salesforce has always been an innovative platform, just a couple years ago our troubleshooting options seemed as they were much more closer to the stone age, especially when we were comparing them to the other development platforms like Java or .NET. We were using things like "System.debug()" to print out important information to the log files, and then we were analyzing hundreds and thousands of lines of logs (I can feel the migraines and the sandpaper eyes just thinking about this now). However since that time, we already have had a great amount of tools for debugging become available to us - you can see a short overview of some of them below, and even further below, we'll highlight a couple of common scenarios that we are normally faced with, and how to handle them with these tools