A promising title, isn't it? Believe me or not, but the upcoming release itself is even more promising! So let me tell you what's going on, we've heard a lot of feedback from different sources related to the way of how The Welkin Suite works with Salesforce organizations, and thank you for that. And in those feedbacks, we have heard some very helpful critics that were mostly related to the following aspects:
- A lack of support for the %Put_Your_Metadata_Name_Here% metadata type
- A rock-solid connection of a project tothe organization, without any option to easily switch between orgs with the same sources
- Unbeatable safeguards that prevent you from overwriting something in Salesforce
- A lack of a way to work with plain "src" folder in the IDE
You know what? All of this (and even more) will be resolved in the next 2 weeks, and in this post, we will highlight to you some of the details with very early screenshots.
It is time to welcome one more big "cumulative" update of The Welkin Suite for Mac - yes, today we are rolling out great new version of the IDE with some really important and helpful changes. It is even hard to say if the focus is on point-n-click Salesforce development, taking into account a set of new features for sObjects Inspector and absolutely awesome Field Usage Report, or if it is geared towards those who write code with Custom Metadata support and Find Usages for Apex.
But who really cares about defining a "theme" for the new version of the IDE if there are so many great features? Btw, 5 minutes of your time spent on reading release these notes will make your life much easier right from the first launch of the Blaze R12 as you'll know where to look for all the new features (and you are going to want to look for them )!
We hope you've missed us over these past weeks, and we hope that you'll like what you will see in The Welkin Suite Bloom R18. We have started working on a very big update to the IDE that will bring you all metadata types and will change a lot of things of how we interact with Salesforce, but yes - started, but not yet finished
However, we have a bunch of great updates today - starting from 5 features & improvements for the built-in sObjects Inspector and upto the Custom Metadata support and 'Find Usages' functionality in Apex.
Phew... Finally the Bloom R17 version of The Welkin Suite is ready to roll-out to you, so you'll enjoy then new great features we were working so hard last month! First of all it is the easiest way to analyze your Apex code against 180+ rules using the CodeScan tool - couple clicks and here's your comprehensive report on code quality! Won't say 'second', so next to CodeScan we are introducing you a great Field Usage Report that will help you finding out where and how your field is used and what might be the impact of any changes in it - without digging into XML files!
The built-in Task List panel will help you organizing your tasks, improved fields editor in sObjects Inspector will save your time when working with your sObjects and a bunch of other handy changes. Read more on what you'll find in the Bloom R17.
You might think that The Welkin Suite Blaze is again a couple weeks behind the Bloom version for Windows? Kinda, but today we're releasing 2 versions in 1, so some of the newest, coolest things will be available even before the Windows version - like built-in support for the great CodeScan tool, significant performance and UI updates for the Field-Level Security and Local History Details. And at the same time, a lot of improvements for release management and deployment functionality are also available for you now - Copado integration, and enhanced tracking of changes. Are you still thinking that this is not worth a month of waiting? Well, you also have now a new Cloning Fields options, built-in formulas editor with code completion, and a couple more changes.
It seems like this would be the best moment to update our release names from Bloom and Blaze to something new, as we're starting a new iteration of significant updates to The Welkin Suite IDE. It would be even somehow nicer to release something like that on the 1st of March as a sign of a spring and something new and warm...
Well, we haven't done either of this But what we've brought to you is a couple great updates for release management (including integration with a great service from Copado), declarative development and other changes across the IDE. Just take a look.
It's time for a 'tock' release, if we'd borrow a 'tick-tock' release model from one well-know chip manufacturer. The Welkin Suite Blaze R10 brings a lot of 'here-and-there' improvements in different areas of Salesforce development, and we couldn't hesitate to add support for the new PMD 6.0 with a freedom of custom XPath rules! And the best thing here as all these changes are suggested or inspired by our community, so this is exactly what Salesforce devs are looking for. Have doubts? Check yourself ;)
In the first release of The Welkin Suite Bloom in 2018 we hope that we can both surprise you with something unexpected (and, of course, handy) as well as to prove that your feedback, suggestions, and critics had found grateful listeners! Today we're happy to share with you a lot of updates in various areas: data editor in the SOQL Builder, PMD 6.0 with new rules and custom XPath rules support, Lightning and Visualforce previewers, Apex Code Completion, and for sure important bugfixes.
We just ended the 2017 year with the release of The Welkin Suite Bloom for Windows, and now we're welcoming 2018 with the release of The Welkin Suite Blaze R9 with some cool features that you will like for sure! We seem to have a bit for everyone in this, Admin Panel improvements for admins, Apex Class Outline for those who develop backend logic, and a Visualforce previewer for the old-school frontend guys - how does this sound so far? Not enough? Okay, what about a built-in data editor in the SOQL query builder, and enhanced deployments with files comparison right in the IDE? Read below about all these great features!
This 2017 year was quite intensive with all of its challenges and achievements, and, as usual, it was full of great Salesforce events such as TrailheaDX, London’s Calling, India Dreamin, etc., and, of course, the biggest of them - Dreamforce! All these events themselves and the participants have brought a lot of joyful moments, inspiration, insights and new precious connections all over the world!