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.
13 Feb 2020
Excited to see, with Excel, when your mortgage would be free of PMI? Let’s add a little more code showing how much you’d save if you kept paying your old “PMI bill” as “extra principal” payments every month for the rest of your loan.Continue Reading
13 Feb 2020
A friend is trying to come up with a clever way to use Excel to figure out in what month a given mortgage’s principal would have dropped below 80% of the purchase price of the home (at which point they would know longer pay a supplemental fee known as private morgtage insurance, a.k.a. PMI). I didn’t think Excel could do it, but it can.Continue Reading
12 Feb 2020
A friend is trying to come up with a clever way to use Excel
CUMPRINC to figure out in what month a given mortgage’s principal would have dropped below 80% of the purchase price of the home (at which point they would know longer pay a supplemental fee known as private morgtage insurance, a.k.a. PMI).
12 Feb 2020
Are your Salesforce “Classic” record pages loading slowly in Chrome, only to eventually load with broken content?Continue Reading
30 Jan 2020
Who remembers my #GIFSquad-friendly Salesforce Flow project from last summer, teaching Apex-Defined Data Types? I just learned that you can build the same project in Flow without writing any Apex code!Continue Reading
08 Jan 2020
All right … a nuisance, not an apocalypse. Heads up: There are some things changing with Guest User access Salesforce Communities in the Spring ‘20 release that can break your business’s customer experience if you’re not on top of them.Continue Reading
02 Jan 2020
In case you missed it (hat tip to the “Salesforce Discord Abridged Release Notes” on my part), when working with a developer to build out snippets of “Invocable Apex” (kind of like sub-flows, but written in code) to run from your Salesforce flows, as of Spring ‘20 you can make them work on any Salesforce object.Continue Reading
07 Nov 2019
Here’s how I migrated all my “Salesforce configuration metadata backups” from Eclipse to VSCode without my 5-year-old
Git history really caring.
06 Nov 2019
I received an
value not of required type error that made no sense when editing a Salesforce flow. Turns out it’s a known error. Here’s how I got around it.
04 Nov 2019
Boy have I been on a database integration adventure these last few weeks. In this series, I’ll review some of the more interesting hoops I jumped through with Jitterbit to load data in CSV files provided by an external admissions application partner (think common app … only this was a much smaller organization) into tables of a Salesforce org.Continue Reading