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Salesforce week 12

Week 12 brought me to Stockholm for 3 days, had 1 day in our new shiny Salesforce office in Hellerup (closer to Copenhagen center) and 1 day working from home. I spent most of the week getting up to speed on Salesforce Lightning and developing mockups for a custom component for the customer. All in all it was a great week where I learned a lot and made significant contribution to the customer project although I'm not officially assigned and billable yet (I'm shadowing).

Salesforce Lightning components are very nice and the component framework is cool although it is also pretty obvious in some areas that it's new and there are round edges to be considered. Custom Lightning Components can be used in many places but unfortunately there are still areas where they cannot be used so workarounds are needed. Also building custom components can both be done from the supplied Lightning UI widgets and custom markup. For now most of what I'm doing resorts to combining custom markup with Salesforce Lightning Design System (SLDS) - I will have to see how much can and should be done using the built in components.

Much more to learn in the time to come.

Sunday it was time for Super Bowl and my New England Patriots came from behind to overcome a 25 deficit to win by 6 in overtime. What a great game!! Not much sleep but there is always coffee :)

What did I learn

  • Lots about Salesforce Lightning, Lightning Component and the Salesforce Lightning Design System (SLDS)
  • There are wicked many CSS classes in SLDS
  • Stockholm is a nice city
  • Patriots performed the biggest ever comeback in NFL history to close a 25 points gap to win by 6 in overtime

Status after this week

Trailhead points: 70400
Trailhead badges: 70
Certifications: 4 (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant)

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