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About Me

Hello friends, welcome to my blog! Great to see you here and I hope you've enjoyed what you've read so far. As an introduction:

I am a self-taught, San Francisco-based Salesforce Engineer who has worked on the Salesforce platform since 2014. I currently hold 10 Salesforce Certifications, am a Dreamforce speaker and have worked on 15 Salesforce implementations.

When I started working on Salesforce, I was naively fascinated by the flexibility of the platform and how easy it was to work with. Then I started hitting limits and unexpected roadblocks. Naturally, I turned to the blogs for help. I began reading everything I could and also started doing Trailhead.

Fast-forward a few years and I've been lucky enough to have worked on several Salesforce projects of varying sizes. Now I'd like to give back by sharing some of the experience I've picked up along the way.

The goal of this blog is to provide digestible introductions to some of the more intimidating aspects of Salesforce. I used to think that Flow, SOQL and Lightning Components were way too complicated. There was no way I could learn those things!

Well, I did. And I know you can too!

Those are just a few topics I'll be covering. Take a look around. Read a few articles or even watch a video. If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to reach out via my social links or by leaving a comment.

Thank you for stopping by!


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Salesforce Lighting Migration: Plan for Success

In April 2018, I led the Salesforce Lightning Migration at Postmates. This is how I would do it over again if I could.

Define Goals The goals of a Lightning Migration are: Enable Lightning ExperienceConfigure Lightning ExperienceDocument all Salesforce processesCreate training and support materialsLightning Experience is adopted Easy enough right? Let's go though the plan to see how we accomplish each one. Enable Lightning Experience Just turn it on right? Well, kinda.
Although it may be controversial, I recommend turning it on and hiding the option from all users. This can be done by removing the Lightning Experience User permission from your custom profiles. 
And yes, turn it on in production
Why? You're going to turn it on anyway. Salesforce has declared this as the path forward, so you either turn it on now or wait until they flip the switch for you.
Plus, turning this on ahead of time will make deploying from a sandbox much easier. Trust me.
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Modify Salesforce Data from the Command Line

When doing Salesforce data loads, how often are you putting the same value in an entire column? I find this happening when I need to:
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This is a popular StackExchange post that talks about how to set an alias.
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Why Users Switch Back to Classic

When rolling out Lightning Experience, people are constantly switching back to Classic. Even after the initial rollout it's common to see people switching back and forth.

The most common reasons someone switches back to Classic are:
Classic loads fasterTheir workflow is slower in LightningThey just don't want to switch to Lightning Overcoming these objections will be key to a successful rollout. Let's dive into each one in more detail. Classic Loads Faster It does. 😢
And when you hear someone complain about this, take their side.  Agree with them.  Make that ironic joke, "haha, yeah Classic is faster than Lightning". ⚡⚡⚡
Then overcome this by highlighting how their overall workflow is faster in Lightning.
The page takes longer to load because each page is made up of many components. Once it has loaded, someone can complete their task on a single page. Their Workflow is Slower in Lightning It probably is. At least until they get used to it. 👨‍💻👩‍💻
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