Cooking with Code: Yummy Apex Utility Classes

Apex Utility ClassesWelcome back to Cooking with Code. Today we are going to take a deeper dive into the ins and outs of apex classes.

We looked at this in my intro to Object Oriented Programming (OOP) post, but today we’re going to go over what are commonly called Utility Classes. I know, right?! Who doesn’t love a little utility in their lives?

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She Started It – A documentary worth supporting

“The Kauffman Foundation estimates that women have formed only three per cent of all tech start-ups.”
She Started It

A couple weeks ago I ran across an inspiring trailer for a new documentary, “She Started It,” and I just had to write about it. I know it’s a little outside my normal topics, but it involves women tech entrepreneurs and I’m running this in lieu of my regular Women Code Hero of the Month column. Read on … I swear it’s worth it!

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Salesforce Developer Console Quick Start Guide

Coding Tools: Salesforce Developer Console

One of the tricky parts of learning to code is knowing where to put all the fabulous stuff you’re writing!

Your classes go one place, your triggers go another, and what about testing your SOQL or running your Unit Tests? It can be very confusing for sure if you’re new to this code stuff.

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Women Code Hero of the Month – Ashima Saigal

Women Code Hero of the Month: Ashima SaigalWelcome to the second in a new monthly column profiling Women Code Heroes in our Salesforce community!

I have been working with some amazing women through the RAD Women coding program, and today’s Hero is one of my fabulous co-founders!

The amazing, inspiring, peace-bringing Ashima Saigal

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Dreamforce 2015 Recap

Those white clouds looked so sad and plain!

Those white clouds looked so sad and plain!

I’m writing this on a plane heading to the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and it seemed a fitting time to recap some of the amazing experiences I had at this year’s Dreamforce (#DF15).

It’s been a while since my last post, and I have to say that I’ve been in a bit of Dreamforce withdrawal for the past month and a bit. That and catching up with the work that actually pays the bills (love ya ETR!).

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Women Code Hero of the Month – Melissa Prcic

Women Code Hero of the Month - Melissa PrcicFor a while now I’ve wanted to introduce you to some of the fantastic women developers that I know (and hopefully get to know some more!).

Welcome to the first in a new monthly column profiling Women Code Heroes in our Salesforce community!

I have been working with some amazing coaches through the RAD Women program that I helped co-found, and our first Women Code Hero comes from that that group of women (shout out to all the RAD Women!).

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6 Opportunities to Increase Diversity in Tech

Does diversity matter? Hell yes! - 6 ways to increase diversity in tech.Originally published on etr.org

For most of my career, I’ve been a tech worker in nonprofits. I’ve worked mostly within majority-women workplaces. That means that I’ve seen more women in leadership and technology-related roles than is the norm in corporate America.

I think this is why, until the past few years, I’d completely missed the appalling lack of ethnic and gender diversity in STEM-related workplaces.

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Cooking with Code: A Tasty Trigger Treat (Apex Triggers)

blog-triggers-woahWell! Here we are … facing one of the “big topics” in Apex coding. I have to say that I’m pretty darn excited (and yes, it’s true, I am easily excited). We’re finally getting to run some actual code … like … for realz!  It’s Apex trigger time!

Today, in Cooking with Code, we’re going to tackle the triggers. I think you’ll be amazed to see how that, for all the hype, they aren’t all that complicated. Really, you’ve done most of the hard stuff.

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Cooking With Code: Conditional Statements in Apex (and Java)

blog-conditional-IntroLately I’ve covered some pretty dense topics (SOQL, For Loops, Apex Collections), so I wanted to lighten up our code batter.

Today, we’ll tackle something on the more airy side and also something super fun to work with (and really handy for all Awesome Admins to know). Welcome to code kitchen, where we’ll whip up a batch of conditional statements!

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Cooking with Code: Oh … for the Love of FOR Loops

For Loops in ApexNow that we’ve got our head around how to work with SOQL to pull data sets out of our Salesforce org, it’s time to circle back to loops.

In a previous post, we walked through While and Do-While Loops (and we learned to make Pavlova, which I seem to be obsessed with these days). I mentioned that there was another type of loop; a For loop. That’s the topic of today’s blog post; a fantastically flavor-filled foray into For loops.

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