Coding With Leap: An Apex Development Framework


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Similar to frameworks like Rails and Express, Leap was born from the need to rapidly generate several Apex classes that incorporate best practices and patterns. Join us and gain access to a new online development framework for auto-generating and maintaining Apex classes throughout the development lifecycle.

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Coding With Leap: An Apex Development Framework

  1. 1. Getting Started with “Leap” An Apex Development Framework Mike Leach, Logalytics, Founder/CEO @codewithleap Christopher W. DeLaurentis, Cloudspokes, Architect @baerspokes
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  3. 3. Mike Leach Founder/CEO Logalytics Salesforce MVP @dlog @codewithleap
  4. 4. Christopher W. DeLaurentis Cloudspokes Architect @baerspokes
  5. 5. What is “Leap” ? Leap is a Java Ant library that integrates with the Salesforce migration toolkit to help Developers with common tasks, such as generating trigger handlers, wrapper classes, and controllers. The leap template library is an open source catalogue of Apex best practices and examples, compiled from the Salesforce Development community, that encourages coding styles proven to work well on the Salesforce platform
  6. 6. Objectives ▪ Download and configure Leap ▪ Understanding basic Leap command line constructs ▪ Developing with Leap ▪ Contributing to Leap. Creating a custom Leap Task ▪ Community building. Collaborating with other Developers on best practices
  7. 7. Leap Development Lifecycle ▪ Leap is designed around continuous development lifecycle ▪ Balance of Declarative + Coding
  8. 8. Development Assets ▪ Bottom-up Approach ▪ Each layer builds upon the other ▪ File dependency stack
  9. 9. Getting Started: Prerequisites ▪ Ant ▪ Salesforce migration toolkit ▪ Leap JAR (Download from Github) Build.xml <project name=“Project build file” basedir=“.” xmlns: sf=“antlib:com.salesforce” xmlns:leap=“antlib:org. leap”> Define Salesforce credentials (.gitignore this!)
  10. 10. SObjects ▪ Leap encourages “clicks first” ▪ Define schema in Salesforce ▪ Validation rules ▪ Salesforce objects become the primary classes in Leap.
  11. 11. SFields ▪ SObjectFields.cls ▪ Single class for storing all field names ▪ Enables wrapper classes access to all fields. SELECT * FROM Object String soql = ‘SELECT ’ + SObjectFields.ALL_ACCOUNT_FIELDS + ‘ FROM Account WHERE Id=‘ + id;
  12. 12. Check point. Questions? Remainder of presentation builds on the principle of command line file generation. Ask me anything before we proceed!
  13. 13. Triggers / Trigger Handlers Leap Auto-Generates ▪ 1 Trigger Per Object ▪ 1 Trigger Handler Per Object
  14. 14. Wrapper Classes Leap Generates (Per Object) ▪ 1 Wrapper Base Class ▪ 1 Wrapper Class (Customizable) ▪ 2 Unit Test Files (v29 required)
  15. 15. Package and Deploy Command line support for ▪ Metadata diff ▪ Change set generation ▪ Deploy()
  16. 16. The Road Ahead – Getting Involved With Leap ▪ Review the source code on Github ▪ Add support for Visualforce templates ▪ Jenkins integration / automation
  17. 17. All About Logalytics Logalytics helps Admins and Developers work smarter by delivering ongoing insights about their Salesforce Orgs to a mobile device. ▪ Operational Intelligence for the Mobile Enterprise ▪ Past: Cubic Compass, i-Dialogue, Facebook ▪ Founder, CEO Logalytics ▪ Salesforce MVP ▪ ISV Partner since 2006
  18. 18. All About Cloudspokes CloudSpokes is the leader in crowdsourced cloud development work. Founded in 2011 by Appirio. ▪ Recently joining forces with TopCoder, the community now contains 600,000 of the world’s developers, designers and data analytics experts ▪ Uses a competition-based crowdsourcing model to create a “Cloud” of technical resources ▪ Pay-for-performance pricing model
  19. 19. Mike Leach Christopher W. DeLaurentis Logalytics, Founder/CEO @dlog @codewithleap Cloudspokes Architect @baerspokes
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