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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.

XML for Salesforce Administrators: DemandTools Configuration

08 May 2019 🔖 xml tutorials salesforce python 💬 EN

As we saw with flows, copying and pasting configuration settings within typically point-and-click “business logic tools” is a great reason to be able to read and write XML.

Let’s look at another handy “copy-paste” task for Salesforce admins: ensuring that DemandTools scenarios which should have identical components actually do.

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Intro to XML and JSON #7: Recap & Real World Use

26 Apr 2019 🔖 xml json tutorials csv excel salesforce api python integration architecture 💬 EN

That’s a wrap! Let’s recap the battle of “XML vs. JSON,” discuss how they’re used in the real world, and take a final glance at the big picture.

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Intro to XML and JSON #6: JSON

26 Apr 2019 🔖 xml json tutorials csv excel 💬 EN

We’ve seen JSON from a “30,000-foot view.”

We understand what kind of data JSON can help us with.

Let’s learn how to write JSON!

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Setting up VSCode to edit Salesforce metadata

10 Apr 2019 🔖 salesforce tutorials xml flow vscode 💬 EN

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.

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Logging into Salesforce's Pardot API (w/ Python)

04 Apr 2019 🔖 python pardot salesforce tutorials api 💬 EN

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.

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