My goal is to help you work faster.
I must speak and teach until I hear 10 people say, "That thing you taught me? I used it! And it saved me time!"
(Ahem ... although maybe blogging slower than I'd hoped. Ugh, coders' repetitive stress injury.)
So check out the tutorials. Play with code. Tell me about your triumphs.
10 Apr 2019
A colleague wanted to edit the XML behind Salesforce flows so she could quickly copy/paste entire flows, copy/paste variables within a flow, etc.
That part is easy, but I needed to walk her through setting up her computer to talk to Salesforce about an org’s configuration “metadata.”
Here’re the instructions I sent her for Windows.
04 Apr 2019
Logging into Pardot’s API is a lot easier than logging into MarketingCloud’s API was.
I used Python, but most of the steps have nothing to do with code.
Any language that can do HTTPS POST requests will do.
03 Apr 2019
Now that you can read XML and write it by hand, let’s talk about converting between XML and CSV.Continue Reading
03 Apr 2019
In the previous article in this series, we used XML to define a “shirt” item (or, as one would say in XML, “element”) with some keys like “color” and “fabric” and “washable.”
Let’s learn how to fill in some values for those keys.
03 Apr 2019
25 Mar 2019
I mentioned that XML & JSON are for lists of lists, while CSVs are for tables. Let’s explore that concept.Continue Reading
16 Mar 2019
XML, JSON, & CSV.
All 3 are incredibly common “plain-text” file formats for transferring data between computers, particularly over the internet (e.g. over an “API“). But what’s the difference, and when should you use each one?
(Programmers, Salesforce business analysts, and database integration architects: you’ll want to know this!)
14 Mar 2019
Have you ever been told that you might need a “REST API” to integrate outside data with Salesforce?
If you’re confused, you’re in good company, because it means different things in different contexts!
Read on for a “30,000-foot view” of all 3 variations on the phrase “REST API” in Salesforce.
07 Mar 2019
Aujourd’hui, on complique une tâche Salesforce très simple en Excel pour voir comment achever le même but avec Python.
La tâche, c’est de constituer une campagne à partir d’une liste des contacts associés à un compte.
05 Mar 2019
I keep warning students not to use real, corporate CSV files in Python with online “IDEs” like Repl.it or CodeBunk, and to install Python on your local machine instead.
Finally, I’ve written a tutorial to walk you through it!
These screenshots document the simplest approach I know of for installing Python on a Windows machine.