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Salesforce week 16

Week 16 brought my first full week budgeted at my customer and I was asked if I wanted to stay on for the rest of the year. I said "yes please!" and take it both as a pat on back for work well done as well a encouragement that I'm definitely heading in the right direction. The night I spent in Stockholm was spent on Trailhead as I really want to make Ranger. Ranger is awarded when one has earned 50k points and 100 badges. I'm well beyond the 50k points but need 20 more badges. I'm making a push to make Ranger in March. It may be a bit ambitious but it's a goal none the less. Let's see if I make it. Beyond that I want to start tackling additional certifications primarily Platform Developer 1 and Platform Developer 2.

Work wise the week was spent mostly prototyping two new UI's for the customer - one for search and one for the contact record. I'll share more next week I think. The contact layout is a drastic simplification of the built in UI which - let's face it - IMHO is way to complex for the average user. Both the UI's are based on Salesforce Lightning. One I mocked up inside Salesforce using Salesforce DX (loving it!!!) and the other one using Lightning Design System and Heroku. We had a session with the customer on Friday and they really liked it. Very happy.

Salesforce DX continues to be a joy to work with. The CLI makes it so much easier to work and develop using the tools I like instead of the built in web developer console. And even combining the two. A key workflow is now to write code, push to scratch org, do a couple of tweaks using point and click, pull the source back down and then "git commit". So Nice.

Now it's time to get cracking!

What did I learn

  • Salesforce DX still rulez the day!
  • 20 badges to go before I make Ranger
  • Kafka looks nice - already have a pet project lined up to try it out

Status after this week

Trailhead points: 79100
Trailhead badges: 80
Certifications: 5 (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant)

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