Mastering Custom Settings

“Let the games begin”



Custom Settings feature has remained unchanged for a long time now. You’d say ‘why change something that works so good?’. Absolutely! But are you using them correctly? 

To me it’s been a long time since last time I visited the Custom Settings documentation. So I dived into it and the truth is that, it took me a couple of reads of the Custom Setting methods docs to get all the details.

At the end Custom Settings are quite easy to use once you play around a bit with them, but have some secrets you must know! I got fun finding them and I hope you do too!

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One Batch Apex to rule them all (Part II)

Program to interfaces, not implementations

Watch Out!! Bulkified zone!!

In the firsts part of this post, we saw how to isolate the batch apex logic from the operations performed. You can find the full code in the versiononefirst repository.

But today, we are going to extend it further by making our batch apex handler able to perform a list of operations. We’ll also be adding more features and introducing some new concepts as we progress. Get ready… Let’s go!

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One Batch Apex to rule them all (Part I)

Don’t repeat yourself

If you have been working with apex some time, you’ll probably know what a Batch Apex is. Even, you probably created more than one batch apex class to support your most demanding processes, right?

But haven’t you being copying and pasting most of the code, to finally amend some bits of it? Don’t they look too similar at the end? Don’t look around, I won’t tell anybody you did it 🙂 It might not be as bad as it seems, because you probably wanted to provide the same user experience and error handling on all your processes. We’ll work on this now. Are you ready?

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Welcome to version one first!

A long journey to learning.

Recently, Simon Goodyear (Salesforce MVP), during a Salesforce DUG event, said: “Make the version one first“. That’s a good advice, isn’t it? Developers trend to be too perfectionist, indeed. We never feel happy enough with the code we are witting. We would be improving it forever! That sentence inspired me much and that’s because I’m creating this blog.

There are lot of places around the huge internet world were we, developers, can find tutorials, introductions, experiences, experiments, etc, about the Salesforce technology and development in general. Then, why another one?

Because, the three w’s have the information, but finding what you are looking for, and in the desired degree of depth, takes long. This is why I’ll be creating articles, in a level based way. As you have just guessed, there will be a place for the version one, being that the one with less knowledge requirements and followed by a more elaborated ones. Hopefully, some of them will fulfill your needs.

On the other hand, I have been seduced by the irresistible need of express my ideas and findings to the vast world of dev community. Hey mom! Look what I can do! So I’ll do a bit of therapy here 🙂

There will be a place for the other bloggers I admire much. I’ll gather here some of my very favorite blogs in my catablog.

Hope you find useful stuff here. Welcome, and enjoy!

long journey