A StandardSetController Gotcha

Recently I've developed something of a penchant for using standard set controllers and dynamic Visualforce binding to make life easier, and most of the time it does just that. I did, however, hit a particular quirk twice in the space of a week so wanted to share it with others…

Two Visualforce Methods for Conditional Lists

Sometimes things which should be easy, and standard, don't actually exist and this can cause some level of consternation for a developer looking for them. A common requirement when displaying a list of records for instance, is to show the records should they exist, otherwise to display a message to…

Playing With Primitives

A large part of being a software developer is knowing the ins and outs of the platform that you're working with, including it it's quirks, it's APIs and the languages available to you; needless to say, this can amount to a vast amount of information, and it's all too easy…

Checkboxes and Columns, Line 'em Up

Oftentimes when you've been working on a specific platform for a while, you will fall into the trap of thinking that it'll do what you expect every time; mostly because you've learned the general structure of the platform and the idioms involved in using it for development. The aforementioned trap…