Salesforce week 20-23

Wow I’m behind on these… I’ll have to sum up the last 4 weeks and get better at doing these.

At the end of March I made Trailhead Ranger! I’m very happy that the ambitious goal of making Trailhead Ranger by the end of March was accomplished. On the Wednesday night in the bar of my second home (Radisson Hotel in Stockholm) I earned the last badges to bring me over the line. Great! I hurried over to my V2MOM to complete that measure on my FY18 V2MOM. Check! Next up is getting started on my Certified Developer I certification.

I also received emails about certification renewal. Oh well…

Last week was of course the terrorist attack in Stockholm 😦 The truck hit the building just 100m or so from one of the Salesforce offices. So sad and frustrating why people cannot just agree to disagree….

What else? I’ve been head down in work finishing of the first release at my customer I have been a part of and working on new existing stuff. I already had one big component deployed to production and on next Tuesday my next big contribution is being rolled into production and I’m really excited about it. Both are Salesforce Lightning components and they are pretty slick. Really shows what can be done. Once these are out I promise to record a video and post it. I also have loads of experiences and new stuff about Lightning development to share here on this blog.

On a more sad note my on-boarding buddy Rasmus got a new role inside Salesforce and will be switching teams. I’m really excited for him but I’m sad to see him leave our team and my current project. He’s really a nice guy and a super competent architect. Glad he’s still part of the Ohana though.

What did I learn

  • Lightning, Lightning, Lightning
  • More Lightning
  • Funky quirks about picklists from SOQL now that all picklists contains both an alias and a value
  • APEX performs really really well

Status after this week

Trailhead points: 85325

Trailhead badges: 100

Certifications: 5 (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant)