Thank You Joe Ferraro

There's an old saying regarding an to all good things, and it appears as though the end has come for MavensMate which is sad news indeed. A Game Changer For those of us who battled daily with the Force.com IDE MavensMate proved to be revolutionary to the Salesforce development…

Community Power: Down Under Dreaming

The Australian Salesforce community has gone from strength to strength over the years, and this can be seen in the fact that we finally have a large community-organised conference coming up in Sydney: Down Under Dreaming on the 29th of August. The reason this is of particular interest to me…

<lightning:input> Is Your New Best Friend!

An area of Lightning that still has room for development from a developer's perspective is the styling aspect. The Lightning Design System provides us with CSS, and the various aura and ui tags present us with some easy to use components, yet creating a UI that fits in with the…

A Gotcha With Standard Controllers

It's not that often I find myself running into issues with the more established parts of the Salesforce.com platform these days, but it does happen. As I've written in the past I'm a big believer in using built-in functionality wherever possible rather than reinventing the wheel. Visualforce by itself…

Time Flies and Communities Grow

Time seems to go by faster and faster as life goes on, and sometimes it's rather shocking to find out how long ago certain events were. For instance, the iPhone is now ten years old. Even more shocking for me is the fact that it's been five years to the…