Twin Cities Salesforce.com Developer User Group Presentation April 2012
Welcome to theTwin Cities Developer User Group
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Introductions• Welcome to the First Official TCDUG Meeting• What to Expect• How are we Different from the User Group?• Around the Room – Meet your Peers • Your Name and Company • How long with Force.com? • What you would like to contribute? • What you would like to gain?
Sponsors• Redpath Consulting Group (Paul) • Facilities and WiFi• Demand Chain Systems (Scott, Theresa) • Logistics • Administrative Support • Organizational Support• Salesforce Developer Relations (Kavindra, Katie, Lauren) • Platform, Communication, and Refreshments• Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Contact Andy!
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Good Relational Database Design • Object and Field Naming • Generalization of Fields • Lookups vs. Master / Child Relationships • Junction Objects • Formulas! • Field Level Security vs. Page Layout Security
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Standard Naming / Coding Conventions • Many “Standards” out there • Pick a Standard, stick with it! • Some ideas: • Prefix Variables with Type • When to use Private / Public / Global
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Repeatable Code Structure • Page, Class, Trigger, Test Class Templates • Logically segment code pages • Centralize and reference often-used items • Functions class • Test class – data creation
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Comments / Debug Statements • There is never a thing as too many comments! • Use to logically segment code pages • Use as an information header • Structure debug statements • Class.Method INFO: <message>
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Documentation (Technical) • SF “Schema Builder” • Leverage comments • Let your naming conventions help
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Governor Limit Tips – ALWAYS assume bulk! • Use Maps instead of loops • No DML or SOQL in loops • Keep script in loops to a minimum • Update and Delete without SOQL • Future and Batch annotations • Always review new limits per release
Examples of Architectural Best Practices• Code Reviews • Always walk a peer through your code • “A Developer tests how they code” • Constant improvement / learning
Discussion 2: Adoption Challenges:What can a Developer do?
Adoption Challenges• Tools for Management • What can a developer provide management? • Discussion
Adoption Challenges• Tools for Development • What can a developer do to aid adoption? • Get key users involved early • Augment the platform (jQuery, etc.) • Always think “you know what, if we…”
Adoption Challenges• When to raise your voice? • There is no bad or wrong time • There are no wrong opinions • Withholding opinion can mean re-work later • Experience counts • Don’t get caught in project “tunnel-vision”