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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.

Intro to XML and JSON #2: Data's Shape

25 Mar 2019 🔖 xml json tutorials csv excel api integration architecture 💬 EN

I mentioned that XML & JSON are for lists of lists, while CSVs are for tables. Let’s explore that concept.

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Intro to XML and JSON

16 Mar 2019 🔖 xml json tutorials csv excel salesforce api python integration architecture 💬 EN

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!)

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Salesforce REST APIs: A High-Level Primer

14 Mar 2019 🔖 salesforce api tutorials architecture integration security beginner 💬 EN

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.

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Python pour Salesforce: compte -> campagne

07 Mar 2019 🔖 python tutoriels salesforce 💬 FR

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.

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Setting up Python on Windows with Anaconda

05 Mar 2019 🔖 python tutorials salesforce windows beginner 💬 EN

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.

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