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Bienvenue! Welcome!

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.

Logging into Salesforce's Marketing Cloud API (w/ Python)

26 Feb 2019 🔖 python marketing cloud salesforce tutorials api 💬 EN

Sometimes, just getting a login acknowledgement from an API is half the battle of using it.

Here, with screenshots, is how I finally logged into Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s API.

I used Python, but most of the steps have nothing to do with code.
Any language that can do HTTPS POST requests will do.

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Git and SourceTree setup with AWS federation on Windows

20 Feb 2019 🔖 git python aws windows 💬 EN

Do you have “single sign-on” for your Amazon Web Services accounts, but need to set up your computer to talk to their CodeCommit git repository hosting?

If you have Windows, Python, and Git installed on your computer, here’s how you can do so without messing up any other plain-old-username-and-password repositories you connect to!

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Studying programming by writing glossaries

17 Feb 2019 🔖 tips 💬 EN

While I can relate to the phrase, “I don’t know what any of those 30 words mean … it feels like too much to ask about all of them,” a study trick from grad school has greatly increased my ability to “fake it till I make it” in these situations!

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Cleaning bad Pardot data with Python

15 Feb 2019 🔖 python pardot salesforce tutorials api 💬 EN

This is an intermediate-level “Python for Salesforce” post – but still “admineloper”-level (e.g. you can code a basic trigger comfortably). Today we’ll go into a bit different usage for Python than we’ve been doing with CSV/XLSX-modifying!

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Git brain dump

12 Feb 2019 🔖 git tutorials 💬 EN

I barely know anything about Git, but I’m about to get trained in on more.
So I’m checkpointing what I think I do know at this point, in an “explain it like I’m five” fashion.

“OMG, you have it all wrong!” comments welcome.
(“OMG, that’s technically correct but painfully oversimplified” comments not necessary at this point.) 😃

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