Package-Based CI with CircleCI and SFDX

Today I want to dive deeper into package-based deployment processes with SFDX. Interestingly enough, there are very little resources out there that explain how to set up a continuous integration (CI) pipelines to deploy a second-generation (2nd-gen) unlocked package...

How To Integrate Prettier In Your CI

I am a big fan of Prettier and we have been using it for almost 6 months now in all our SFDX projects. A local install of Prettier is great, but the real magic happens when you integrate it into a CI job. This post shows how to integrate Prettier into CircleCI (but...

A Next-Generation CircleCI Orb For SFDX

We have been using SFDX and CircleCI for quite some time now to automate our Salesforce deployments. Over time, our bash scripts to manage packages, verify Scratch Orgs, and scale test execution grew more and more in complexity. Now is the time to put everything into...

Why Companies Fail To Attract Tech Talents

Every once in a while, one of these recruiting wisdom re-posts pops up in my Linkedin Feed that tells me to "hire for attitude, not for skills". I understand why most people like the idea. How awesome would it be, if you could hire virtually everyone and teach...

A Library To Mock SObject Records

If you plan to write solid unit tests in Salesforce, you won't get around mocking sobjects. A solid testing strategy needs a powerful library to mock sobject records. This allows you to write loosely coupled tests without the need to insert records into the database....

Solve „Unable To Lock Row“ Error In Tests

There seems to be a soft limit for E2E tests in Salesforce. Once you hit it, your tests will start to fail with the dreaded "unable to lock row" exception. This is one of the nastiest errors you can encounter, especially in tests. It's hard to debug and even harder to...

Salesforce SFDX CI With Rollback On Fail

There is one thing I love most about SFDX: The possibility to automatically rollback, if your continuous integration (CI) pipeline fails. This greatly decreases the probability for your developers to break your build pipeline. As a result, they are less likely having...

How Many Apex Triggers Per Object?

I recently came across a stone-old question: How many apex triggers per object are a best practice? Is the "single apex trigger per object" dogma still en vogue after the introduction of SFDX? Why Are Multiple Apex Triggers Per Object Considered Bad? A quick research...

Prettier for SFDX: Format Apex and LWC

Prettier is essential for professional software developers. It is more than just a code-formatter, it is an opinionated code-formatter. I will spare you the repetition of the discussion whether this is good or bad and cut straight to the point: How to add Prettier to...

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Ich arbeite seit mehreren Jahren als IT Manager, Administrator und Developer mit der Salesforce Plattform. Hier blogge ich ganz privat über (für mich) spannende Themen aus meinem Berufsalltag.