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...

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...

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...

Visualforce Dynamic Component In Action

I recently had to integrate our USA and our Switzerland subsidiaries in our quoting tool. This tool, so far, used a fairly hard-coded visualforce page with some static stylesheets to generate a DIN 5008 (Type A) letter quote. While our Swiss subsidiary only required...